Warwickshire v Sussex LV County Championship

 

Warwickshire declared on 400-8 from 109.2 overs while Sussex were dismissed for 191 in their first innings as the match ended in a draw

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DAY 4

Jim Troughton and Darren Maddy took their delayed partnership to fifty one before Maddy 21 was trapped lbw by Panesar who then had Ambrose caught at slip by Yardy next ball.

Troughton 81, having completed his half century was next to go, caught high above his head at second slip by Wells.

Wright removed Woakes 12 lbw and Barker’s spirited innings of thirty four from thirty one balls helped the Bears’ key man, Rikki Clarke hammer the Sussex bowling around the ground making a superb century and closing unbeaten on 110 from 105 deliveries as Warwickshire took five batting bonus points before declaring on 400-8.

In reply, after losing Joyce to an Ambrose catch off Woakes, Sussex lost wickets regularly, as Clarke dismissed Wells, Goodwin and Yardy while Patel collected three wickets with Nash, Prior and Gondal falling to his off spin.

The fall of the sixth wicket brought Warwickshire a second bowling point and a return to the top of the First Division table.
Chris Wright returned to the attack and picked up the eighth wicket when Luke Wright 36 drove to deep cover and Patel took the catch.

It was Patel who then wrapped up the innings taking the last two wickets to close with 5-77 as Sussex were dismissed for 191.

The third bowling point took Warwickshire to the top of the table one point clear of Nottinghamshire with a game in hand.

DAY 2 and 3

Heavy overnight and morning rain on both days left the ground unfit for play on the second and third days.

DAY 1

Jim Troughton won the toss and batted against Sussex in the LV=County Championship match at Edgbaston and his opening pair of Varun Chopra and William Porterfield made a solid start against the accurate bowling of Magoffin and Panesar.

Having posted a half century opening partnership, Porterfield 43, fell lbw to Panesar just before lunch when Warwickshire were 77-1.

Varun Chopra went the same way in the first over after the interval, bringing Troughton to join Ian Bell and the pair posted a partnership of eighty before Bell mistimed an attempted pull off Magoffin and was caught at mid-wicket by Chris Nash for fifty seven.

Troughton 42* and Maddy 5* were still together at tea with Warwickshire on 175-3 from 65 overs when the rain prevented a resumption after the break.

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