Nottinghamshire v Sussex: Michael Lumb puts Notts in control

Michael Lumb
County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge
Close, day two: Sussex 171, Nottinghamshire 443-4
Match scorecard
Notts 8pts, Sussex 1pts

Michael Lumb's century was followed by a James Taylor ton as Nottinghamshire took control against Sussex.

After Riki Wessels and Samit Patel both made 43, Lumb (171) smashed 29 boundaries, including two sixes, in his near six-hour stay at the crease.

Taylor (106 not out) then complied his first ton as a Notts player, with Adam Voges contributing 32 not out, as they reached maximum batting bonus points.

The hosts closed day two with a lead of 272 runs on 443-4.

It was a day of toil for Sussex's bowlers who took just three wickets across the three sessions.

Notts resumed on 88-1 and lost Wessels in the sixth over of the day, bowled by Amjad Khan (2-99).

Patel passed 6,000 first-class runs before becoming Chris Nash's only wicket of the day.

Taylor and Lumb then put on 188 in in 50 overs for the fourth wicket, including an unbroken 125 between lunch and tea.

Lumb, who has now scored three Championship centuries finally fell for 171 to Australian Steve Magoffin.

Voges then joined Taylor and the pair added an unbeten 71 for the fifth wicket to take Notts to the close well on top.

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BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle:

"Great reward for Mick Newell as he saw two of his winter signings combine to take this game away from Sussex.

"Michael Lumb's 171 was his third Championship century of the summer and, although James Taylor had reached three figures in a University match, a Lions match and a CB40 game, he'll be pleased to at last get his first Division One ton for Notts.

"The pair added 188 together, a county-record fourth-wicket stand against Sussex."

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