Sussex vs Warwickshire

Match info: County Championship Division 1 at Cricket Field Road

Date: 24th Jul 2014 Status: Day 4 of 4 Umpires: S J O'Shaughnessy and A G Wharf

Home team and score Away team score


413 All out (129.4 Overs)
245/9 Dec (60.1 Overs)



333 All out (111.5 Overs)
99 All out (41.4 Overs)

Sussex win by 226 runs

  • Last Updated: July 24 2014, 17:06 BST

Chris Jordan warmed up for the third Test with three wickets and on-loan James Tredwell took four for seven as Sussex beat Warwickshire by 226 runs in the LV County Championship Division One clash at Horsham.

Chris Jordan: Helped his side claim victory
Chris Jordan: Helped his side claim victory

Set 326 to win in 77 overs, Warwickshire never recovered from Jordan's pre-lunch burst when he removed Varun Chopra, Will Porterfield and Jonathan Trott which reduced them to nine for three.

Tim Ambrose held up his former county with 56 but there was little support from his team-mates as they were routed for 99, an innings which featured five ducks.

Off-spinner Tredwell, who is in the second month of a loan spell from Kent, finished them off with four wickets, before the innings ended in farcical circumstances when Keith Barker was run out after being sent back by last man Boyd Rankin.

Jordan had only bowled four overs in a T20 since the second Test against Sri Lanka five weeks ago and after taking two wickets in the first innings he produced a hostile burst of swing bowling to undermine Warwickshire's run chase.

Chopra (four) drove at a delivery he could have left alone in Jordan's second over and two balls later he had completed a double-wicket maiden when Porterfield was trapped lbw playing across the line for a duck.

The key wicket of Trott, who had made his first hundred of the season in the first innings, came four overs later when he edged a ball that beat him off the pitch.

There was a brief fightback by Ambrose and Ian Westwood, who took the score to 35 before left-armer Lewis Hatchett got some extra bounce in his second over and Westwood (17) gave Brown his ninth catch of the match.

By then Tredwell was settling into a long spell and he struck twice in the 23rd over as Sam Hain was taken at short leg and Rikki Clarke at slip, both for ducks, to leave Warwickshire on 46 for six.

Ambrose and Chris Woakes added 53 for the seventh wicket with Ambrose reaching his half-century with his seventh boundary, an on-drive off Steve Magoffin.

But Ambrose was bowled through the gate by Chris Nash and in the last over before tea Tredwell switched ends and had Woakes (14) superbly caught one-handed by Jordan at slip.

After the interval, Tredwell bowled Jeetan Patel through the gate before the comical run-out of Barker brought a sorry end to a hugely disappointing Warwickshire batting display.

Earlier, Sussex had lost five wickets adding 41 runs before Ed Joyce declared with a lead of 325.

Patel picked up three of them to finish with four for 84 but Sussex were well on course to completing their first Championship double over Warwickshire since 1960.

Jordan was delighted with the part he played in helping Sussex climb to fourth in the table.

The 25-year-old, who warmed up for England's third Test against India by taking three for 38, said: "We spoke beforehand about not trying to bowl magic deliveries, but rather bowling consistently in good areas because we knew the pitch would do the rest.

"But I felt good. It was my first proper bowl for over a month and I definitely needed some overs under my belt. James Tredwell has bowled really well since he came to us on loan and it was good to see him get his rewards as well."

Warwickshire coach Dougie Brown had no complaints after watching his side rolled over for 99.

"Sussex outplayed us," he admitted. "We knew the final day would be difficult and to have any chance we needed to get through the new ball but Chris Jordan bowled a brilliant spell.

"We lost this game on the first three days to be honest. Sussex were better than us in all departments."