Sussex on top at Arundel on first day

Monty Panesar
Monty Panesar

SUSSEX County Cricket Club have made a strong start to their County Championship Division 1 match with Durham at Arundel Castle today (July 18).

At lunch, the visitors were 92-4 after Sussex won the toss and elected to field.

James Anyon struck twice in successive balls in the third over of the day to dismiss Will Smith and Gordon Muchall, which left Durham 1-2.

Ben Stokes was then caught by Sussex captain Mike Yardy off Steve Magoffin’s bowling for 20, which made the score 34-3.

Opening batsman Mark Stoneman and Dale Benkenstein put on 50 for the fourth wicket before Stoneman was lbw to Monty Panesar for 50, with the score on 84.

Benkenstein and Paul Collingwood added a further eight runs before lunch was called early when rain stopped play after 27.4 overs.