Sussex made a superb start to their latest LV= County Championship game against Yorkshire, putting themselves in a very strong positionj at 295-2 after the day’s 96 overs, and Murray Goowin and local lad Luke Wells both hitting unbeaten centuries.
Having been put into bat by Yorkshire at the PROBIZ County Ground, Hove, the hosts got off to a slightly shaky start.
After back-to-back tons against Somerset and Kent last week, Chris Nash was this time dismissed for a lowly 16 – lbw to Ajmal Shahza – before Brighton’s Joe Gatting also went cheaply, for 9, caught Joe Sayers off the bowling of Steven Patterson.
That left Sussex on 78-2 and with some work to do. But former St Bede’s School pupil Wells and Goodwin put on a massive parnership of 217 to put Sussex in total control at stumps on day one.
At the close of play, Wells was not out for 143 off 286 balls, having hit a mighty 23 fours. Meanwhile Goodwin reached his century just before the end of play, reaching the landmark in 217 balls. He is currently 108 not out and has hit 14 boundaries so far.