Nottinghamshire struggle on opening day against Sussex

Notts county cricket club media day. NMAC 2-4-15 NCCC, Samit Patel
Notts county cricket club media day. NMAC 2-4-15 NCCC, Samit Patel
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Sussex enjoyed the better of a rain-shortened morning to leave Nottinghamshire on 63 for six at lunch on the first day of their LV= County Championship match at Trent Bridge.

After winning the toss and inserting the hosts, Sussex’s opening bowlers exploited the seam-friendly conditions to reduce Notts to 34 for four in the opening hour.

Steve Magoffin had two successful lbw shouts, removing Brendan Taylor for 9 – his sixth straight dismissal in that manner – and James Taylor for nought.

Chris Jordan showed his athleticism to spring to his left to take a sharp one-handed caught and bowled offering from Steven Mullaney, before nipping one back to uproot two of Alex Hales’ stumps.

After a 25-minute rain delay Magoffin struck twice more, finding the edge to have Riki Wessels caught behind for seven and Samit Patel taken at slip for 17.