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STUMPS: Runs aplenty at Hove on Day Three


Ed Joyce and Alex Hales both made centuries on another run-laden day at The County Ground, Hove.

Joyce’s unbeaten 164 helped ensure Sussex avoided the follow-on in the morning but a breathtaking 167 from Hales put Nottinghamshire very much back in the driving seat by the close of play.

The England international’s first LV=County Championship ton for almost two years was scored at a rapid rate and enabled Notts to declare on 336 for 4, a lead of 433.

Chris Nash and Luke Wells safely saw out the final four overs without alarm as Sussex closed on 29 without loss, requiring another 405 to win.

The morning was very much Sussex’s as Joyce and Jon Lewis comfortably added the 33 extra runs they needed to avoid the follow-on.

The pair were largely untroubled by Stuart Broad and Peter Siddle as they took their partnership – which stood on 54 overnight – to 117 before Lewis finally fell for 38.

To read the report in full please click HERE, courtesy of The Argus

WATCH: Mark Robinson reflected on Day Three as he spoke to Adrian Harms of BBC Sussex after play. Follow the link to the Sussex TV YouTube Channel above to watch.

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