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Matthew Potts, Ben Raine give Durham upper hand against Sussex

Durham 54 for 1 path Sussex 162 (Orr 36, Coughlin 3-33, Potts 3-53) by 108 runs

Durham made essentially the most of bowling pleasant situations at Seat Distinctive Riverside on Day 1 of the LV Insurance coverage County Championship as they bowled Sussex out for simply 162..

After successful the toss and asking the guests to bat, Matthew Potts and Ben Raine bowled a prolonged opening spell interspersed with a rain delay to depart Sussex 47 for 3 on the lunch interval.
Wickets continued to fall after the break, Paul Coughlin chipping in as Sussex’s younger batting line-up struggled to cope with the transferring ball underneath the floodlights, Ali Orr and Faheem Ashraf the one batters to attain greater than 30.

Decrease-order resistance from Sussex noticed the rating tick previous 150, earlier than Oliver Gibson bowled Sean Hunt to finish the innings on 162, Potts and Coughlin main the way in which with three wickets every.

Hunt then received his revenge by pinning Sean Dickson lbw for 14, as the sunshine consistently threatened to take the gamers off, and ultimately succeeded at 5.25pm with Durham 54 for 1.

It was the right toss to win for Scott Borthwick, with the floodlights being on from begin of play to shut and it was a no brainer to ship Sussex into bat. The house aspect made the right begin as Potts had Sussex skipper Tom Haines caught behind in his second over. Raine then dismissed Tom Alsop and Tom Clark earlier than lunch.

Wickets fell at common intervals for Sussex, Dan Ibrahim edging behind to emergency mortgage signing Chris Benjamin, earlier than Orr’s luck ran out as Potts cleaned up his stumps. Coughlin then gave the identical remedy to James Coles, debutant Charlie Tear survived some time earlier than ultimately falling to Gibson. Faheem Ashraf and Jack Carson supplied some mild resistance, earlier than Durham cleaned it as much as go away Sussex 162 all out

Durham made a gradual begin to their 1st innings, earlier than Dickson was pinned to a Hunt supply which stored low. Skipper Borthwick and Michael Jones then noticed them via to the early shut.

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