Nottinghamshire on brink of first LV= County Championship win of the season

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Nottinghamshire would appear to be on course for their first LV= County Championship win of the season, having reduced Sussex to 123 for eight at lunch on the third day of their match at Trent Bridge.

Having been set to score 310 to win, the visitors’ were blown away by accurate bowling and some injudicious shot selection.

Jake Ball and Luke Wood each picked up two wickets in their opening burst, before making way for Harry Gurney, who claimed the other four wickets to fall.

Only Luke Wright, with an aggressive 39, made from 36 balls with eight fours, offered any resistance before losing his middle stump to Gurney.

The umpires added an extra fifteen minutes to the session but Ben Brown and Steve Magoffin managed to keep their ends intact.

Nottinghamshire’s second innings lasted only a further 15 minutes at the start of the day, with three wickets going down in only 20 deliveries, for the addition of just 15 runs.

Wood fell to Ollie Robinson for 53 and then Samit Patel, for exactly 100, and Jake Ball, for 1, were dismissed to consecutive deliveries from Magoffin, who finished with six for 50 and 12 wickets in the match.

Patel’s century, the 21st of his first class career, had come from 141 balls, with 12 fours and a six.