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Ed Joyce and Ben Brown help put Sussex in good position

By Robert_Warlow  |  Posted: April 11, 2013

IN A GOOD POSITION: Sussex have built up a good first innings lead against Yorkshire after good performances with the bat from Ben Brown (pictured) and skipper Ed Joyce. Photo by Liam McAvoy.

IN A GOOD POSITION: Sussex have built up a healthy first innings lead against Yorkshire after good performances with the bat from Ben Brown (pictured) and skipper Ed Joyce. Photo by Liam McAvoy.

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SUSSEX are in a commanding position at the end of the second day's play of their LV= County Championship Division One clash with Yorkshire.

The south coast club started this morning (Thursday) at Headingley with a lead of eight runs, thanks to Chris Jordan's impressive debut haul of 6-48 yesterday (Wednesday), which helped Sussex dismiss the hosts for just 96, before Chris Nash (80) helped them to 104-3 at the close of day one.

And Sussex pushed on during the morning's play today, building up a lead of 139 at lunch as they progressed to 235-5.

Skipper Ed Joyce (92) and Ben Brown (93) pushed on further after lunch before Joyce was caught by Adam Lyth off the bowling of Jack Brooks, bringing an end to a 120-run sixth wicket partnership.

The bowling hero from the first day, Chris Jordan, was then trapped lbw the next ball, but Steve Magoffin (11) helped steady the ship with Brown, before the final three wickets fell for 13 runs as Sussex were dismissed for 356.

That gave them a lead of 260 and Magoffin struck early in Yorkshire's second innings, with Alex Lees caught at slip by Jordan as the hosts were reduced to 4-1.

By the close of play, Yorkshire had moved on to 27-1, but Sussex will resume tomorrow (Friday) with a lead of 233 runs.

Play starts at 11am.

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