County Championship: Three-day Sussex-Warwickshire finish likely

Warwickshire all-rounder Rikki Clarke
Warwickshire all-rounder Rikki Clarke followed up his three wickets with an unbeaten 32 at Hove
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Warwickshire 180 Robinson 6-33 & 180-7 Clarke 32*, Hobden 4-48
Sussex 191 Wells 92; Patel 4-24, Clarke 3-45
Warwickshire lead by 169 runs
Sussex 3 pts, Warwickshire 3 pts
Match scorecard

The bowlers were dominant again at Hove as a further 12 wickets fell on day two of Sussex's County Championship Division One game against Warwickshire.

Resuming on their overnight 140-5, Luke Wells reached 92 as Sussex were bowled out for 191 for an 11-run lead.

Rikki Clarke took two of the five morning wickets, then proved the Bears' main contributor with the bat too.

Matt Hobden caused afternoon chaos, taking a career best 4-48. but Clarke is still there on 32 out of 180-7.

Sussex looking to repeat last season's double
Sussex did the Championship double over Warwickshire last season, having not won any of the preceding 13 clashes - but the Bears are unbeaten on their last five trips to at Hove (won one, drawn four).

Earlier, Wells had become a fourth victim for Bears off-spinner Jeetan Patel (4-24), who had taken three quarters of his haul the previous evening.

The wicket still offered plenty of seam movement but Wells showed what was possible with careful application until he was bowled trying to cut a ball that kept a shade low.

With opener Ian Westwood absent after being struck on the thumb by Chris Jordan on the first day, Warwickshire began their reply with Ateeq Javid and Varun Chopra, who was leg before to the 10th ball of the innings.

Warwickshire promoted Chris Wright from No.10 to first wicket down and he and Javid survived until lunch before Hobden cut a swathe through Warwickshire's middle order in the afternoon.

Following the lead of fellow seamer Ollie Robinson, who took six wickets in the first innings, he claimed four scalps in 10 hostile overs.

Sussex bowler Matt Hobden:

"I do enjoy bowling down the slope at Hove but I have had trouble with no-balls. So I worked on running in slightly straighter with our bowling coach Jon Lewis and it has paid off.

"If you bowl that heavy, fuller length there is some variable bounce in the wicket so it's great to get four good wickets and hopefully I can get my first five-for in the Championship tomorrow.

"It's very well poised. If we can bowl Warwickshire out cheaply then I think we'd fancy our chances of chasing around 200."

Warwickshire wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose:

"We're 169 ahead and, although you have never got enough runs, we have already got a score we can bowl at.

"To say batting is difficult is an understatement though. At times, it has been nigh on impossible. It has swung on the first two days which has meant there always seems to be a ball with your name on it.

"If you put enough deliveries in the right areas the pitch will do the rest and it could be that the team who gets more luck will win."

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