Magoffin and Yardy star as Sussex rout Lancashire

Posted On 14 Apr 2012 at 5:48 pm
LV County Championship, Aigburth
Sussex 300 and 4-0 beat Lancashire 124 and 176 by ten wickets

Sussex completed a ten-wicket victory over county champions Lancashire on the third day of their match at Liverpool.

After bowling the home side out for 124 and 176, Sussex needed just one run from their second innings to inflict a rare home defeat on Lancashire.

Ed Joyce secured the win with a four off the third ball.

Australian bowler Steve Magoffin took seven second innings wickets for 34 runs after recording 2-21 in the first innings, giving the seamer debut match figures of 9-55.

Monty Panesar took the remaining three second innings wickets adding to James Anyon’s 5-36 in the first innings.

And Mike Yardy notched up his 18th first class century as Sussex made 300 in their first innings, with Joyce contributing 64.

The side recovered from 3-15 thanks to Joyce and Yardy’s stand of 164 with the skipper being dropped twice as he approached his century.

He also took three catches in Lancashire’s second innings, helping Sussex to 22 points and, temporarily, to the top of the table.

The next match is the County Championship fixture against last year’s runners up, Warwickshire, at the County Ground in Hove on Thursday week (26 April).

 

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