County Championship: 15 wickets fall on day one of Sussex against Kent

Sam Northeast
Kent skipper Sam Northeast, who made 44, is averaging 84.07 with the bat this season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground, day one
Sussex 180: Brown 54; Viljoen 3-70
Kent 211-5: Billings 64, Denly 48; Magoffin 3-57
Sussex 1 pt, Kent 4 pts
Scorecard

Sussex were skittled for 180 as wickets tumbled on a frantic opening day of the County Championship match against Kent.

The hosts slumped to 70-6 at Hove before Ben Brown's 54 and lower-order runs from Ollie Robinson (32) and Ajmal Shahzad (26) aided a slight recovery.

South African paceman Hardus Viljoen was the pick of the bowlers with 3-70.

Kent closed 31 ahead on 211-5, Joe Denly making 48 and Sam Billings an attacking 64, while Australian seamer Steve Magoffin took three wickets.

Top Stories