County Championship: Sussex take control against Gloucestershire

Chris Nash in action Sussex
Chris Nash brought up 50 for the 12th time this season on the way to his 66-run knock
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Bristol County Ground, day two
Gloucestershire 229 all out: Dent 90, Payne 56; Magoffin 3-35
Sussex 208-4: Wells 75, Nash 66; Shaw 4-45
Sussex (3 pts) trail Gloucestershire (1 pt) with six wickets remaining

Chris Nash and Luke Wells made half-centuries as Sussex took control on a second day of weather-interrupted play against Gloucestershire.

Chris Dent (90) was caught and bowled by Jofra Archer while David Payne's 56 before his exit helped the hosts to a first-innings total of 229.

Sussex opener Nash (66) was the second of Josh Shaw's scalps, with the seamer ending his day with 4-45.

Wells went on 75, as the visitors ended a day punctuated by rain on 208-4.

Sussex opening batsman Chris Nash told BBC Surrey: "It would have been nice to have got a couple more hundreds this season, but 12 times past 50 and just under 1,300 runs is nice.

"This winter is all about more work, I won't stop. There is a huge amount of hard work to do in January, February and March.

"I want to improve in four-day cricket and make big improvements in white-ball cricket."

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