Robinson stars as ruthless Sussex push for top-two slot

Sussex 373 (Jordan 68, Brown 60, Mike 4-57) and 210 (Jordan 54, Mike 5-37) win Leicestershire 133 (Robinson 5-24, Archer 3-28 ) and 176 (Robinson 5-43, Archer 3-44) for 274 runs
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Sussex moved to second place in Division Two after a ruthless victory of 274 runs over Leicestershire in Hove.

Fast Sussex Ollie Robinson took the first five wickets to fall, while Leicestershire, chasing 451 to win, were ejected by 176.

Sussex has now won five of his last six games at the County Championship. Specsavers and, in this evidence, it seems able to fill one of the two promotion places and return to the top category after an absence of three years.

Paul Nixon, coach of Leicestershire, said: "Sussex is a well-trained team, hardworking with highly skilled players and they are a point of reference for these three days have been a great learning curve for us in that regard, but Ben Mike was a revelation to us, Ei Ghet wickets in his debut was a special performance of him, I'm delighted with that. "

Robinson, who signed a new contract on Wednesday, finished with the best career figures of 10 for 67, while the excellent Jofra Archer chose up 3 for 44 of 20 overs as Leicestershire doubled after tea, losing his last seven land for 55, as they were sentenced to a third consecutive loss.

Robinson began his revelry when he had Paul Horton's leg before halfway through ten. Two balls later Harry Dearden was trapped behind an inner rim and before lunch Mark Cosgrove lost his stump, stuck in the crease by the effervescent Robinson.

There was some resistance by Colin Ackerman, whose 52 was the only half century by a Leicestershire batter in the match. He put 59 on each side of the tea with Neil Dexter for the fourth field, but when Robinson returned for his second spell he found a late move to catch Ackerman's leg before the South African hit nine legs on 101 facing balls. Robinson hit two balls again later when he pulled the stump out of Ned Eckersley.

There was no way to go back to the Fox from 121 to 5. Archer had played superbly without luck, but was finally rewarded when Dexter's stubborn vigil ended on the 30th with a weight loss to a ball that left him out of court. rhythm.

Ben Raine hit once too often and was taken in the middle to give left-hander Danny Briggs a spot before Archer picked up two of the last three wickets. Ben Mike (4) was well caught by the jump Harry Finch on the second slip and Dieter Klein pretended to be a duck. David Wiese finished things when he defeated Mohammad Abbas by four with 16 overs of the third day to play.

Before, Chris Jordan had scored his second half-century of the game before Sussex was defeated by 210 in the second. entry. Sussex was 103-for-7 after Ben Brown's early loss (10), but Jordan and Archer put 70 for the eighth wicket before young pitcher Mike took the tail off Sussex.

The 20-year-old took the last three wickets to fall including Jordan, who was defeated by 54, to finish with 5 for 37 and tie the numbers of 8 by 110 in his debut.


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