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Day 4 of 4
Sussex win by 9 wickets

Derbys vs Sussex

County Championship: Sussex race to comprehensive win

Luke Wells: Sussex opener guided to small target with 23 not out

Steve Magoffin: Sussex seamer had figures of 4-44

Sussex completed a nine-wicket win over Derbyshire before lunch on the final day.

Luke Wells (23no) and Michael Yardy (18no) saw the visitors to a victory target of 42 after Derbyshire had been dismissed for 219 in their second innings.

Derbyshire, 11 runs ahead overall on 189-7 overnight, lasted less than eight overs while adding a further 30 to their total on the fourth morning before being all out.

James Anyon (3-46) had Richard Johnson caught at fine-leg for 16 and his fellow seamer Steve Magoffin claimed the last two wickets, Tim Groenewald and Mark Footitt, for figures of 4-44.

That left Sussex a modest run chase and, despite losing Chris Nash caught behind cutting at Groenewald for a first-ball duck in the third over, second-wicket pair Wells and Yardy steered them over the line inside six overs with a flurry of boundaries.

The win, Sussex's second of the season, lifts them up to fourth in the Division One table, having played a game less than all of those above.

Derbyshire, who were promoted last season as Division Two champions, have lost four in a row and sit bottom of the table.

Match Details

15th - 18th May 2013
Sussex won the toss and elected to bowl.
The County Ground, Derby
N G B Nicholas, R K Richard


Batsman R
L.W.P. Wells Not out 23
C.D. Nash c Johnson b Groenewald 0
M.H. Yardy Not out 18
Extras 2nb, 2
Total 5.5 Overs 43 - 1
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
T.D. Groenewald 3 0 25 1
M.H.A. Footitt 2.5 1 18 0
Full Bowling Card