7.31pm – CLOSE: Bad light ends play an over early, so 19 overs short today from the allotted 104. Sussex strengthen their advantage, restricting Yorkshire to 216-7 in reply to 361. Thompson 15 and Fisher 0.

7.25pm – WICKET! Hope 38 has been bowled by one which kept incredibly low from Carson. 216-7.

7.25pm – Thompson has just cut a four, pulled a six and glanced another four off Crocombe. He has 15 out of 216-6 after 57 overs. Two to bowl tonight.

7.14pm – WICKET! Bess caught low down at deep square by Carson off Crocombe, 13. Yorkshire 198-6 in the 55th over.

6.58pm – We have eight overs remaining in the day, and we are 188-5 after 51 in reply to 361. Hope 28 and Bess 10. The sun is beaming now. Lovely South Coast evening, though I accept those sat outside may have a different view.

6.33pm – WICKET! Oh no. Hill’s been bowled by Robinson for eight. Yorkshire are now 158-5 after 45 overs. Bess joins Hope, who has 10.

6.18pm – WICKET! Malan has played Carson onto his stumps, falling for 37. Yorkshire 147-4 in the 42nd over.

6.01pm – WICKET! Bean is caught behind by Carter off Carson’s off-spin for 49. Yorkshire 136-3 after 38 overs. Bit of a strange one as Bean shimmies down the pitch and keeper Carter tries to complete the stumping, misses and then realises he’s caught it and there was an edge. Hope comes in, joining Malan, who has 35. 21 overs left in the day.

5.57pm – Yorkshire have moved to 133-2 after 37 overs. Bean is on 47 and Malan 34.

5.34pm – Malan getting into his stride. He’s played a couple of eye-catching shots in the last over, one a drive off Hudson-Prentice and then a clip off his legs through mid-wicket. He has 28 out of 116-2 after 31 overs.

5.22pm – We still have the best part of two hours of play remaining here at Hove, and the sun is shining. Yorkshire 101-2 in the 29th of 59 overs to be bowled. Bean 34 and Malan 18.

5.06pm – Three fours for Malan off Robinson in the 25th over, and he has 15 out of 92-2 after 25 overs. Bean is on 32.

4.43pm – WICKET! Shakeel bowled by Crocombe as he shoulders arms. The left-hander falls for three to one which nipped back at him. Yorkshire 65-2 in the 20th over.

4.21pm – Play has resumed after tea, and Saud Shakeel is in and off the mark first ball with a couple first ball against McAndrew. Yorkshire 54-1 in the 15th over replying to 361.

4.01pm – Tea report: Yorkshire enjoyed a productive afternoon session against Sussex on day two as they bid to engineer an LV= Insurance County Championship victory chance at Hove.

Yorkshire bowled their hosts out for 361, with Sussex having resumed after lunch on 357-9. Ben Coad trapped Jack Carson lbw to finish with 5-54.

Yorkshire then responded with 52-1 inside 15 overs, losing Adam Lyth lbw as he shouldered arms to Nathan McAndrew for 24. Fin Bean made his way to 15 not out at the break.

Upon reaching 10, Lyth went to 11,000 career Championship runs. Less than 17 overs were bowled in the afternoon session which was not interrupted by rain. Almost 45 remain in the day.

4pm – WICKET! Lyth trapped lbw having shouldered arms against McAndrew, 24. Yorkshire 54-1 in the 15th over. That’s tea. We make it less than 17 overs bowled in the afternoon session without any rain delays. There will be almost 45 to be bowled in the evening. 

3.51pm – Yorkshire 50-0 after 13 overs in reply to Sussex’s 361. Lyth 24 and Bean 15. Aside from that 10th-wicket frustration as Sussex advanced from 304-9 to 361, this has been an excellent day so far.

3.24pm – A stat from Paul Dyson has reached us. Upon reaching 10 – he’s currently 18 not out – Adam Lyth  completed 11,000 runs in the County Championship. He is only the fourth Yorkshire player whose debut came in the last 40 years to pass the target. The others are Anthony McGrath (13,575), Richard Blakey (11,972) and David Byas (11,599).

Yorkshire are currently 38-0 in the eighth over, with Bean 11.

3.02pm – Crikey, Bean has been dropped again at leg slip by Orr off Robinson, this time on three. In fairness, that would have been a screamer – one-handed diving away to his right. Yorkshire now 12-0.

2.59pm – Play has been abandoned for the day at New Road, where Worcestershire are 118-7 in reply to Gloucestershire’s 231. That means Gloucestershire have had five days abandoned without a ball bowled out of the last six scheduled days.

2.55pm – Early life for Fin Bean on two, who clips Ollie Robinson off his pads and Ali Orr can’t hold on at leg-slip. 3-0 after one. It was travelling.

2.40pm – WICKET! Carson trapped lbw by Coad, who finishes with a superb 5-54. Carson falls for 26, and Sussex are 361 all out. We have 59 overs remaining in the day.

2.30pm – Play has resumed after lunch. Coad bowling to Carson. Sussex 357-9.

1.50pm – Lunch Report: Ben Coad’s three-wicket burst stood out during a productive but not dominant second morning for Yorkshire against Sussex at Hove, where the hosts made their way to 357-9 in the first innings.

Rain delayed the start of play until 12.10pm, with Sussex resuming on 275-5 from 79 overs. Eighty six overs were due to be bowled in the day. 

Coad, in particular, and Matthew Fisher then made the most of the new ball under a grey sky, reducing the visitors to 304-9. That included the latter three wickets falling in six balls.

But 10th-wicket pair Jack Carson and Henry Crocombe frustrated Yorkshire and to their side beyond 350 for a third batting bonus point.

Coad made the morning breakthrough with his first ball – at the start of the day’s third over – when Fynn Hudson-Prentice edged him to Adam Lyth at second slip, leaving the score at 279-6 in the 82nd.

Fisher then had Australian Nathan McAndrew caught behind for a breezy 23 – 302-7 after 85 overs.

That was the first of two wickets in two balls as Coad ended Oli Carter’s fine 64 by getting him caught at third slip by Fin Bean before, later in the over, Ollie Robinson edged to Lyth at second slip – 304-9.

Unfortunately, Carson and Crocombe then added an unbroken 53 in watchful fashion. Carson will begin the afternoon on 22 and Crocombe 25.

1.30pm – After the flurry of wickets, Yorkshire have been frustrated by Carson and Crocombe, who have taken their side to 343-9 and to the verge of a third batting point. They have shared 39.

1.15pm – Lunch delayed by 30 minutes, with Sussex 328-9. Mickey Edwards has just replaced Coad in the attack.

12.58pm – This man, in action when the sun was out at Hove yesterday, has wreaked havoc under a gloomier sky this morning. Sussex 311-9 at present.

Ben Coad

Ben Coad bowls on day one at Hove. Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images.

12.44pm – WICKET! Robinson feels for a Coad delivery and edges him to second slip, where Lyth holds on. It’s 304-9 now. Coad has four-for, three this morning and two in the 86th over.

12.39pm – WICKET! And another. Two in two balls for Yorkshire as Coad gets Carter (64) caught at third slip by Bean. 302-8. Ollie Robinson in now. Suspect he will only have one thing on his mind – boundaries.

12.35pm – WICKET! Fisher gets Australian overseas Nathan McAndrew caught behind for 23. It’s 302-7 after 85 overs. He feathered behind a rare forward defensive having come out to the middle with aggressive intent.

12.19pm – WICKET! Hudson-Prentice caught at second slip by Lyth off Coad, who strikes with his first ball of the morning. Gone for 32. It’s 279-6.

12.13pm – Saud Shakeel has just bowled the first over of the day, the 80th of the innings. New ball to be taken by Matthew Fisher from the Sea End with the new ball. Sussex 275-5. Eighteen overs have been lost from the day’s allotted 104.

12.06pm – The sun’s shining at Hove now. Lovely.

12.01pm – We were due to start at 12pm, but for some reason we haven’t. It’s not been raining, though it doesn’t seem like we’re too far away.

11.41am – Play is due to start at 12pm here at Hove.

11.26am – The umpires are back out in the middle, with the ground staff continuing to take the covers off.

11.14am – Every venue around the country aside from Taunton has a delayed start, though the covers are coming off here and the umpires are on their way out to the middle to have a look. It hasn’t been raining hard for the last half hour or so.

10.53am – A delayed start has been confirmed by the umpires.

10.46am – It has just started to rain here at Hove. Covers are coming on.

10.16am – Just been for a lap or two of the ground, and it’s absolutely freezing out there. Wouldn’t be surprised to see the odd woolly hat on show in the field.

Adam Lyth

10.15am – Before we get going, let’s have a look around the grounds.


Glamorgan v Durham 382-6, Sophia Gardens,

Worcestershire 118-7 v Gloucestershire 231, New Road


Kent v Essex 164-1, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence 

Middlesex v Nottinghamshire 252-5, Lord’s 

Northamptonshire v Hampshire 287-4, Wantage Road

Somerset 311-4 v Lancashire. Cooper Associates County Ground

9.30am – Good morning from The 1st Central County Ground, Hove, where it is a dry and bright start to day two. As things stand, we look good to start on time at 11am. There have been suggestions that we may see rain at some point today, but fingers crossed not.

Sussex, having elected to bat first, can claim to have taken the honours on day one by reaching 275-5 at close. However, a good morning for Yorkshire, with the new ball due after an over of play, can turn things around quickly.

Tom Alsop made 95 yesterday, while wicketkeeper batter Oli Carter is 60 not out.

Yorkshire could have had more rewards yesterday – a day of 275-7 would probably have been a better reflection of the day’s ups and downs. Let’s hope things work out well today for Adam Lyth’s side.

Away from here, a word for Gloucestershire seamer Tom Price, who had a stunning day yesterday with a tail-end century against Worcestershire at New Road to help his side recover from 45-7 at New Road. With 231 all out on the board, he then took a hat-trick as Worcester closed on 118-7. Outstanding.

Anyway, back to Hove. The players have just started their warm-ups. James Wharton is giving some throw downs to Fin Bean. They’re the first two Yorkshire players out on the field.

You can view the match scorecard and the live stream through the Match Centre tab at the top of this page.

You can also recap yesterday’s action through our match report, highlights and reaction piece with Jordan Thompson, who claimed two wickets. The links are all below. Enjoy the day.




Jordan Thompson dismisses Cheteshwar Pujara

Jordan Thompson appeals successfully for lbw against Cheteshwar Pujara (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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