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Day 2 of 4
Sussex win by an innings and 116 runs

Sussex vs Somerset

County Championship: Sussex rout Somerset at Horsham

Steve Magoffin: Sussex seamer celebrates another of his wickets at Horsham

Sussex went top of the County Championship with victory over Somerset by an innings and 116 runs at Horsham.

Steve Magoffin finished with career-best match figures of 12-31 as Somerset were bowled out for 108 in their second innings by 2.35pm in the afternoon on day two.

The Australian had taken 8-20 on the opening day when Somerset were dismissed for 76 and added a haul of 4-11 second time around.

Sussex extended their first innings from an overnight 289-9 to earn a third batting point but were all out for 300 when Alfonso Thomas removed Magoffin (23) with the sixth delivery of the day to complete figures of 5-69.

But Somerset's top order, facing a deficit of 224, again capitulated.

James Anyon (3-25) took the wickets of Alviro Petersen (1), Arul Suppiah (22) and James Hildreth (1) to leave the visitors on 47-4 after Magoffin had started the collapse by dismissing Marcus Trescothick (13) for the second time in the match.

Jos Buttler hit a boundary-laden 29 but spinner Monty Panesar (1-24) had him caught via a top-edged reverse sweep and Magoffin ran through the tail to complete the rout and record the best figures by a Sussex bowler since Mushtaq Ahmed's 13-225 against Worcestershire in the title-winning season of 2007.

Sussex have won three of their opening five games in Division One this season, while Somerset remain without a victory.

Match Details

22nd - 25th May 2013
Somerset won the toss and elected to bat.
Cricket Field Road
S A Steven, R T Robert


Batsman R
M.E. Trescothick c Brown b Magoffin 13
A.V. Suppiah c Panesar b Anyon 22
A.N. Petersen c Hamilton-Brown b Anyon 1
J.C. Hildreth lbw Anyon 0
A.W.R. Barrow lbw Jordan 14
J.C. Buttler c Machan b Panesar 29
P.D. Trego c Brown b Jordan 2
A.C. Thomas c Machan b Magoffin 7
S.P. Kirby Not out 2
J. Overton c Brown b Magoffin 0
Extras 4nb, 4b, 8lb 16
Total All Out, 35.3 Overs 108
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
C.J. Jordan 9 3 36 2
S.J. Magoffin 12.3 5 11 4
J.E. Anyon 9 2 25 3
M.S. Panesar 5 3 24 1
Full Bowling Card