County Championship: Sussex demolish Glamorgan inside two days

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer ripped through the Glamorgan top order batsman
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground (day two):
Sussex 327: Wells 71; Hogan 4-39, Lawlor 3-56
Glamorgan 85: Archer 4-15, Jordan 3-23 & 88: Archer 4-31, Robinson 3-20
Sussex (22 pts) beat Glamorgan (3pts) by an innings and 154 runs

Sussex pace pair Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan ripped through Glamorgan twice in two sessions, bringing their side victory by an innings and 154 runs.

Their consistent threat, backed up by Ollie Robinson and David Wiese, saw Glamorgan bowled out for just 85 and 88 in Hove.

Archer set the tone for the day with four wickets in the first half-hour.

It was Sussex's fourth win of the season in their promotion challenge and Glamorgan's fifth defeat.

Archer claimed eight wickets in the day, Jordan five, Robinson four and Wiese two as they never allowed the visitors the chance to get going.

The Welsh county showed little resistance apart from Chris Cooke's 32 in the first innings, with their young top order badly exposed by the quality of Sussex's seam bowling.

Sussex coach Jason Gillespie told BBC Sussex:

"Incredibly pleasing, we spoke about (the need) to maintain our disciplines, it's all about making sure we're really ruthless with that line and length since we feel we've got a strong bowling line-up.

"Jofra's bowling very well after a winter of playing short-form cricket, it's taken him a little while to find his feet but he's just shown again what a quality performer he is.

"(Promotion) is for other people to talk about, all we can do is focus on each challenge, keep learning as much as we can and have that focus on trying to improve every day."

Glamorgan vice-captain Chris Cooke told BBC Sport Wales:

"First and foremost they bowled very very well, their four seamers were on top of their game and made it very difficult for us but it's hugely disappointing to lose like that in two days.

"You're not going to find many attacks better than that even in the first division, so that was a huge test.

"It's nice to go on to T20 on Friday, it might be a welcome break from the (Championship) format. Yes, we do have a few young and inexperienced guys but they're all hugely talented and hopefully they can learn and take that forward into the last block (of four-day games.)

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