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LIVE BLOG: SUSSEX V YORKSHIRE, LVCC, DAY 1

— 22 April 2021

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Andrew Gale said

“We were poor if we’re being honest. With the calibre of batters we have in that line up, we haven’t done ourselves justice. That’s an understatement.
“The challenge is we have to bowl well and win three sessions tomorrow to get back in the game. Simple as that.
“It’s disappointing because, after last week, you’re looking for progression and consistency. So to bat like we did today against a young Sussex side, an inexperienced one, is disappointing.
“I don’t know what we put that down to. The preparation has been good going into the game. We didn’t feel like they weren’t switched on or up for the game. We had a good team meeting, but we gave our wickets away.”

6.04pm – Close Sussex, replying to Yorkshire 150 all out, finish day one on 118-3 from 43 overs. Haines 71 and Clark 7. Two late Olivier wickets have given the White Rose something to build on in the morning.

5.46pm WICKET Crocombe has been caught behind off Olivier for nought. 104-3 in the 39th.

5.40pm WICKET Van Zyl caught at first slip by Kohler-Cadmore off Olivier for 16. He almost steered it to first slip. Sussex 104-2 after 37. Six more overs remain. Crocombe in as nightwatchman.

5.12pm Sussex are 87-1 in the 30th over of 43 to be bowled tonight. Haines has 59 and van Zyl 8. You feel at least two more wickets are needed before close.

4.45pm Haines reaches his fifty off 56 balls. 75-1 in the 25th.

4.34pm WICKET Thompson gets Thomason caught at third slip low down by Brook, 20. 60-1 in the 17th.

4.12pm A key session coming up for Yorkshire. If it isn’t won, the White Rose will be under serious pressure. Bess and Thompson into the attack. Sussex are 45-0 in the 13th.

Tea Report Yorkshire have been bowled out for 150 during the opening day of their LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Sussex and are under significant early pressure at Hove.

The White Rose county lost all 10 wickets for 90 runs having been 60-0 before lunch, and Sussex have responded confidently with 40-0 from 11 overs.

Yorkshire were 102-5 from 29.4 overs at lunch and fell to 150 all out in 50.4, with Adam Lyth’s 42 the only score above 20.

Seven of the 10 wickets fell to left-arm bowlers, seam and spin, while former Yorkshire seamer Ollie Robinson wrapped up the innings with the last two wickets on a pitch offering good pace and carry under sunny skies.

Dom Bess was the first afternoon wicket to fall, caught behind cutting at Delray Rawlins’ left-arm spin, leaving the score at 126-6 in the 38th over.

Jonny Tattersall followed without further addition in the next over, also caught behind but off the left-arm seamer off Sean Hunt.

Seven overs later, Jordan Thompson was lbw to Irish off-spinner Jack Carson – 140-8. And that was the first wicket of the match to fall to a right-arm bowler.

Steve Patterson and David Willey then both fell to Robinson in the 51st over, the former caught behind and the latter caught and bowled off a leading edge.

Sussex openers Tom Haines (27) and Aaron Thomason (13) further boosted the hosts’ position in the 11 overs before tea.

3.50pm Sussex enjoy much the better of the afternoon as Yorkshire fall to 150 all out from 102-5 at lunch. The hosts have since responded with 40-0 with 11 overs. Haines 27 not out.

3.45pm A couple of overs before tea and Sussex are 37-0 in the 10th over. Haines 27 and Thomason 10.

2.57pm WICKET Willey gets a leading edge as he looks to turn Robinson to leg and offers a return catch. Yorkshire 150 all out in 51.

43 overs remaining in the day. Plenty of time to turn this day around. But there will be significant frustration that all 10 wickets fell for 90 runs.

2.52pm WICKET Further frustration for Yorkshire as Patterson edges Robinson behind to fall for 3. 149-9 in the 51st over. Olivier joins Willey and survives a confident lbw appeal first up, high and going down leg it seems.

2.32pm Yorkshire are chipping away at the runs through Thompson and Willey, who have taken the score to 139-7 in the 46th over.

And just as I finish typing the sentence, Thompson has gone.

WICKET Thompson lbw to the off-spin of Carson for 5. Yorkshire are 140-8.

2.08pm WICKET Hunt gets Tattersall caught behind for 7. Yorkshire slip deeper into trouble at 126-7 in the 39th.

2.06pm WICKET Bess caught behind off Rawlins for 17, with Yorkshire falling to 126-6 in the 38th over.

Either seam or spin, all wickets have fell to left-arm bowlers so far today.

1.51pm There’s a who’s who of England Cricket here today; Captain Root, coach Silverwood, head scout Taylor, fast bowler Archer and all-rounder Bess.

Jofra Archer is currently doing some shuttle runs at the side of the outfield as he recovers from elbow and finger injuries.

1.42pm A couple of boundaries in the early stages of the afternoon. One for Bess and one for Tattersall. Yorkshire 112-5 after 31.

Lunch Report Yorkshire’s serene progress with the bat during the opening hour against Sussex at Hove was checked by a dramatic three-wicket burst from left-arm quick George Garton.

At the start of this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture, Steve Patterson won the toss on a pitch with good pace and carry, and the White Rose reached 60-0 in the 17th over, including Adam Lyth’s 42.

But Garton, bowling from the Cromwell Road End of The 1st Central County Ground, struck in the 17th, 19th and 23rd overs to leave the score at 75-3, something which has since turned into 102-5 in 29.4 overs at lunch.

Garton has had a hand in four of the five wickets to fall.

He first had Lyth caught at mid-wicket, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (17) bowled – two stumps out of the ground – and Joe Root lbw for five as he played to leg.

He was then the catcher at second slip when Sussex’s other left-arm quick Sean Hunt had Gary Ballance for 18, leaving the score at 102-4 in the 29th.

And, in the following over, Delray Rawlins’ left-arm spin accounted for the wicket of Harry Brook (14) – bowled. That signalled lunch two balls early.

All this took place in front of watching England head coach Chris Silverwood and head scout James Taylor.

12.59pm WICKET Oh no. Brook bowled by left-arm spin of Rawlins for 14 in the final over of the morning, and Yorkshire are 102-5 in the 30th. That is lunch. Nightmare end to the session for the White Rose.

12.55pm WICKET Ballance caught at second slip off Hunt, Sussex’s other left-armer, for 18. Garton the catcher. Yorkshire are 102-4 in the 29th over. Tattersall and Brook now together.

Some turnaround from midway through the morning.

12.33pm WICKET Root falls to Garton lbw. The left-arm quick has three-for, the latest being the England captain lbw to a full in-swinger as he shuffled across to leg. 75-3.

12.17pm WICKET Kohler-Cadmore has been bowled by left-arm quick Garton for 17, Yorkshire are 61-2 in the 19th over, with Root and Ballance at the crease.

There were two stumps uprooted there, think off and middle.

12.04pm WICKET Oh no. Lyth has clipped Garton to Clark at mid-wicket, 42. 60-1 in the 17th.

11.42am Lyth has just played the most dismissive of lofted cover drives for four off Robinson, taking the score to 38-0 in the 11th over and him to 24.

11.22am Bright start for Yorkshire, who are 18-0 in the sixth over, with Kohler-Cadmore nine.

Sussex must have the two of county cricket’s biggest seamers in Robinson and left-armer Hunt. Both are huge guys. Robinson has certainly filled out since leaving Emerald Headingley.

10.47am Yorkshire have won the toss and are batting first.

Sussex: Thomason, Haines, van Zyl, Clark, Brown c&w, Rawlins, Garton, Robinson, Carson, Hunt, Crocombe.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Kohler-Cadmore, Ballance, Root, Brook, Tattersall w, Thompson, Bess, Willey, Patterson c, Olivier.

9.48am Here’s a look at the other matches around the circuit starting today.

Durham v Derbyshire, Riverside
Warwickshire v Essex, Edgbaston
Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, New Road
Hampshire v Gloucestershire, Ageas Bowl
Leicestershire v Somerset, Grace Road
Middlesex v Surrey, Lord’s
Kent v Lancashire, Canterbury
Northamptonshire v Glamorgan, Wantage Road

Good morning from Hove or, to give the venue its full title, The 1st Central County Ground.

It is a lovely morning in Hove. A touch breezy, but not a cloud in the sky.

This is a clash with the early leaders in Group Three. Sussex have drawn with Lancashire and beaten Glamorgan away from home. Yorkshire are third and only fours points behind.

Sussex’s first home game of 2021 comes after the outfield has recovered from a Daddy Long Legs infestation. Amazing isn’t it. Of all the things in the current climate to disrupt the game, you would have got long odds on Daddy Long Legs!!

Gary Ballance returns to first-class cricket for the first time since the end of 2019, and it will be England Test captain Joe Root versus international hopeful Ollie Robinson, the seamer who left Yorkshire a few years ago under a cloud and is now in rare form.

Can the White Rose make it back-to-back away wins after last week’s impressive triumph at Kent?

We get underway at 11am, and there is a live stream available as per usual. Enjoy the day.

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