County Championship: Ben Sanderson leads Northants to record win at Sussex
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day three):|
|Northamptonshire 273 & 331: Vasconcelos 88, Newton 54; Robinson 4-69, Rawlins 3-34|
|Sussex 106: Sanderson 6-37 & 105: Brown 46; Sanderson 4-18, Hutton 4-32|
|Northamptonshire (21 pts) beat Sussex (3 pts) by 393 runs|
Ben Sanderson led Northants to a record victory over Sussex with career-best match figures of 10-55 at Hove.
On 212-4 and leading by 379, Nathan Buck (51) helped Northants reach 331, while Ollie Robinson took another three dismissals for a 10-wicket match haul.
Needing 499 to win, Brett Hutton (4-32) ripped through the Sussex top-order to leave them 41-4 inside 21 overs.
Sanderson took 4-18 to skittle Sussex for 103, with Northants' 393-run win their biggest ever in terms of runs.
It was also a first County Championship triumph of the season for David Ripley's side, and a first victory at Hove since 1983.
For Jason Gillespie's Sussex, it was a heaviest runs defeat against county opposition, continuing their trend of brittle batting performances despite the loan signing of Varun Chopra from Essex.
Robinson's 10-132 was a rare highlight, but his bowling was overshadowed by Northants seam bowler Sanderson, who passed 200 first-class wickets.
Northants' Hutton finished with seven match wickets for the visitors, who move off the bottom of Division Two.