County Championship: Sussex build commanding lead against Derbyshire

Ed Joyce
Ed Joyce surpassed his previous first-class highest score of 231 for Ireland against UAE
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 3aaa County Ground, Derby
Derbyshire v Sussex, day two
Derbyshire 191: Thakor 36*; Hatchett 5-58
Sussex 468-5: Joyce 250, Wells 116, Thakor 3-59
Sussex lead by 277 runs
Derbyshire 1 pt, Sussex 8 pts
Match scorecard

Opener Ed Joyce's career-best 250 and a Luke Wells century helped Sussex take a commanding first-innings lead against Derbyshire at the County Ground.

Joyce and Wells (116) put on 310 for the second wicket, a club record for any wicket against Derbyshire and the county's fifth highest stand.

Joyce was also involved in the previous best stand against Derbyshire of 294 with Chris Nash in 2010.

Shiv Thakor and Wes Durston shared the four Sussex wickets to fall in the day.

Spinner Durston removed Wells and Joyce, the latter lbw after hitting two sixes and 34 fours.