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REPORT: Nash and Archer star for Sussex on second day with Cardiff


Chris Nash and Jofra Archer were amongst the runs and wickets respectively on the second day of Sussex’s three-day pre-season match with Cardiff MCCU, at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove today.

Nash struck Sussex’s first century of the season after Archer had taken five wickets as the students were bowled out for 141, having resumed on 7 for 1 overnight.

Archer was the pick of the bowlers, claiming figures of 5 for 35 from only 14.4 overs, whilst Ajmal Shahzad took 3 for 18 from only six overs, two of his wickets coming in the same over.

The other two wickets fell to the left-arm spin of Danny Briggs, who finished the innings with 2 for 29 from nine overs. Yuvraj Odedra top-scored for Cardiff with 44.

Sussex then passed 200 in response to the Cardiff total, with Nash (pictured) hitting 103, a knock which included 16 fours. Harry Finch (25), Luke Wright (23) and Laurie Evans (35) were the other main contributors as Sussex reached 207 for 6 at stumps, a lead of 383 over Cardiff, going into the final day tomorrow.

To view a full scorecard from the match, please click HERE

Day Three begins at 11.00am tomorrow and entrance at Hove is FREE

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