County Championship: Sussex complete innings win over Gloucestershire

Steve Magoffin
Steve Magoffin took the wicket of Jack Taylor to secure victory for Sussex over Gloucestershire
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Hove, day four
Gloucestershire 367 & 158: Taylor 56; Jordan 4-36
Sussex 527: Wells 120, Brown 113, Nash 66
Sussex (24pts) beat Gloucestershire (6pts) by an innings and two runs
Scorecard

Sussex needed just 17 balls on the fourth day to complete an innings victory over Gloucestershire at Hove.

The visitors had resumed on 149-8, although Sussex knew they only required one more wicket as Liam Norwell was unable to bat because of concussion.

Steve Magoffin (2-18) bowled Jack Taylor, who top-scored with 56, as Gloucestershire were dismissed for 158.

The hosts were two runs short of making Sussex, who took a maximum 24 points from the match, bat again.

Norwell was struck on the helmet by a Chris Jordan bouncer during Gloucestershire's first innings and did not play any further part in the match.

Sussex captain Luke Wright told BBC Sussex:

"I'm so pleased for Steve Magoffin, it's been tough, pitches have been hard for him. I've never seen him work so hard in training, he's a great example to the younger bowlers.

"The balance of the side hasn't been right this season but having David Wiese I feel we now have that balance and in the last two games we are batting deeper.

"We feel confident that if we can put pressure on the sides above us, who knows what might happen with two or three games to go."