County Championship: Four Essex batsmen hit fifties against Sussex

Dan Lawrence Essex
Essex batsman Dan Lawrence scored his third Championship fifty of the summer
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Castle Park, Colchester, day one
Essex 337-6: Ten Doeschate 83, Lawrence 65, Browne 55, Mickleburgh 54; Archer 3-74
Sussex: Yet to bat
Essex 3 pts, Sussex 2 pts

Division Two leaders Essex put in a solid performance with the bat against Sussex on day one at Colchester.

Nick Browne and Jaik Mickleburgh had shared an opening stand of 108 when Jofra Archer removed Browne (55) and Tom Westley in consecutive deliveries.

Mickleburgh (54) and Dan Lawrence also made fifties before teenager Lawrence became Archer's third victim for 65.

Essex lost captain Ryan ten Doeschate for 83 and James Foster (42) late on as they closed on 337-6.