County Championship: Tom Westley stars for Essex after Alastair Cook makes one

Tom Westley
Tom Westley has hit 12 first-class centuries for Essex
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground
Sussex v Essex, day two
Sussex 360: Nash 119, Joyce 61, Robinson 51; Westley 2-20
Essex 252-7: Westley 86, Ryder 51; Magoffin 2-34
Sussex lead by 108 runs
Sussex 6 pts, Essex 5 pts
Match scorecard

Tom Westley starred for Essex after England Test captain Alastair Cook made just one as the visitors struggled on day two against Sussex at Hove.

Sussex resumed on 355-8 but Jamie Porter bowled Ajmal Shahzad and Steve Magoffin in the first over of the day to wrap up their innings for 360.

The hosts reached 77-3 at lunch as Cook edged Magoffin to second slip and Nick Browne and Ravi Bopara fell cheaply.

Westley (86) and Jesse Ryder (51) boosted Essex as they closed on 252-7.

Cook complied with new helmet regulations while batting during the match, after being spoken to by the England and Wales Cricket Board following Essex's victory Gloucestershire last week.

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