Wright, Magoffin boost Sussex
A review of Monday's action in the LV= County Championship, which was a good day for Sussex and Yorkshire.
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Sussex closed on a much-needed LV= County Championship win over Northamptonshire on Monday, while title-chasing Yorkshire's openers put on 270 against Durham.
Luke Wright reached 158 and extended his partnership with James Tredwell (31) to 53 as Sussex made 405 before paceman Steve Magoffin took centre stage at Hove.
The Australian removed Stephen Peters, James Kettleborough and Matthew Spriegel without a run on the board and finished with five for 12 from 11 overs as outclassed Northants were ripped out for 116.
Following on, they reached 80 for three from 32 overs with Matthew Hobden taking two for 19.
Yorkshire were looking to make headway at the Division One summit, with title rivals Nottinghamshire having the week off from four-day action, and centuries from Adam Lyth (143) and Alex Lees (108) gave them the best possible start.
But 270 without loss became 365 for seven by stumps, with Mark Wood taking four for 76 and only Aaron Finch (36) adding a further meaningful contribution.
Dawid Malan was unbeaten on 90 as Middlesex reached 211 for four on an abbreviated first day against Somerset at Uxbridge.
Young opener Nick Gubbins made 59 and put on 109 with Malan, while Peter Trego took two for 39 before rain forced an early tea and prevented any resumption.
In Division Two, second-placed Hampshire were surprisingly reduced to 182 for nine by Gloucestershire before an unbroken stand of 69 between James Tomlinson (33 not out) and David Balcombe (38no) saw them to 251 at stumps.
Michael Carberry (39), Jimmy Adams (43) and Will Smith (45) gave the promotion chasers a decent start but the middle order subsided as Liam Norwell took four for 87.
Third-placed Surrey were well placed to take advantage as they reached 400 for five in reply to Glamorgan's 232 at Colwyn Bay.
Rory Burns fell three short of a century but opening partner Zafar Ansari went on to 112, the pair putting on 182, and Jason Roy was dangerously poised at 59 from 58 balls at the end of day two.
The match at Grace Road was fascinatingly poised after 15 wickets fell on day one.
Hosts Leicestershire were bowled out inside two sessions for 217 despite Angus Robson's half-century, Kent's Mitchell Claydon taking five for 77.
But two wickets for Charlie Shreck helped reduce the visitors to 106 for five in reply, with Daniel Bell-Drummond, Ben Harmison and Brendan Nash all falling in the twenties.
Graham Napier took four for 44 as Essex bowled out Derbyshire for 275 at Chesterfield, Wayne Madsen top-scoring with 90 while Wes Durston retired hurt on 74.
Tom Westley fell in the first over as Essex closed on 25 for one in reply.