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Day 3 of 4
Sussex win by an innings and 117 runs

Sussex vs Worcs

Sussex thrash poor Pears

Panesar spins Joyce's boys to an innings victory at Hove

Monty Panesar: England international sent down 23 overs at a cost of just 23 runs

Ed Joyce: second century of the season

Sussex moved up to third place in Division One of the LV= County Championship with a thumping win over Worcestershire inside three days.

New captain Ed Joyce enjoyed a successful start to the full-time role as Sussex won by an innings and 17 runs, their third victory in succession at home.

The hosts had started Friday's play at the crease, adding 95 runs in 18 overs before declaring their first innings on 420-8, meaning a lead of 258.

Worcestershire then finished on 141-9 in their second innings with James Cameron, who had been struck on the side of the helmet by a bouncer from Steve Magoffin, retired hurt.

Seamers Magoffin and Amjad Khan each claimed two wickets apiece as only visiting skipper Daryl Mitchell (48) offered any real resistance for the Pears.

However it was Monty Panesar that did the majority of damage for Sussex, the England spinner finishing with remarkable figures of 4-23 from 23 overs.

Day Two

Ed Joyce led from the front in his first innings as full-time Sussex captain, helping his side to a dominant position on day two against Worcestershire.

The opener scored 107 as the home side closed on 325-7 in reply to Worcestershire's opening-day 162.

Resuming on seven in the morning, Joyce played a controlled innings and brought up just his second ton of the season from 217 balls and with the help of 12 fours.

The Irishman's effort was all the more impressive given he lost three partners early in the day as Sussex slipped from 26-0 to 65-3 in the face of Andrew Richardson's nagging seam.

The old-timer (4-67) took two of those three wickets and then returned to break a useful stand between Joyce and his predecessor as skipper Mike Yardy.

That brought Luke Wright to the crease, and the all-rounder shared a century stand with Joyce before Richardson reared his head again to trap the captain in front.

Wright was sixth out at 275 having scored 78 at a rapid rate.

Day one

New Sussex captain Ed Joyce saw his bowlers rip through Worcestershire on the opening day of the LV= County Championship clash at Hove.

Joyce - who has taken over from experienced all-rounder Michael Yardy for the rest of the season - opted to bat first in the Division One fixture once play finally got underway at 2.15pm.

His decision was vindicated when his side bowled out the struggling Pears, who currently sit second from bottom in the table, for 162 in 53.4 overs.

Steve Magoffin was the most successful Sussex bowler, the Australian claiming 4-34 including removing fellow countryman Phil Hughes to start the rot for the visitors.

Only Moeen Ali (43) and No.9 Richard Jones, who finished up 30 not out, offered any resistance of note for Worcestershire, while their final total was aided by 29 extras.

Amjad Khan weighed in with 3-36 and James Anyon struck twice, with Sussex reaching 22 without loss in the final seven overs before the close of play.

Match Details

Date
1st - 4th Aug 2012
Toss
Sussex won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
The PROBIZ County Ground
Umpires
M J D Bodenham and N G C Cowley

worcs BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Mitchell b Panesar 48
Hughes c Brown b Anyon 9
Solanki b S.J. Magoffin 2
Ali c Yardy b S.J. Magoffin 27
J. Cameron ret hurt 2
Pardoe c Yardy b Panesar 14
Andrew b Panesar 0
Scott c sub Panesar 6
Jones lbw b Khan 1
Shantry c L.W.P. Wells b Khan 8
Richardson not out 1
Extras 6nb, 1w, 10b, 6lb 23
Total All Out, 62.3 Overs 141
Full Batting Card

sussex BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Anyon 12 1 40 1
S.J. Magoffin 14 4 32 2
Khan 13.3 5 30 2
Panesar 23 13 23 4
Full Bowling Card