Sussex close in on Derbyshire win


Ben Brown’s 61 came off 54 balls with eight fours and one six
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground
Derbyshire v Sussex, day three
Derbyshire 150 & 195-6: Thakor 58*; Robinson 3-73
Sussex 447-8 dec: Joyce 106, Wells 104, Nash 65, Brown 61; Madsen 2-65
Sussex lead by 102 runs
Sussex 8 pts, Derbyshire 2 pts
Match scorecard

Derbyshire look to be heading towards a heavy defeat against Sussex after another poor day with the bat.

Sussex, who resumed on 342-4, lost Luke Wells (104) to the third ball of day three before Ben Brown’s attacking 61 took them to 447-8 declared.

Trailing by 297, Derbyshire lost regular wickets in their second innings, including captain Billy Godleman for 49 as they fell to 106-5.

Derbyshire closed on 195-6, trailing by 102, with Shiv Thakor on 58.

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