Sussex pair Anyon & Panesar devastate champions Notts

LV County Championship Division One, Hove
Close of play, day two: Sussex 304, Nottinghamshire 145 & 135-2
Sussex 6pts, Nottinghamshire 3pts
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Luke Fletcher is dismissed by James Anyon
Luke Fletcher was last man out for Nottinghamshire, bowled by James Anyon

James Anyon and Monty Panesar bowled Sussex into a commanding position as Nottinghamshire followed on at Hove.

From 132-4, the county champions were bowled out for 145, losing their last six wickets in just 33 balls, Anyon (4-52) and Panesar (3-11) leading the way.

Naved-ul-Hasan had earlier taken three wickets, but Notts hit back through Samit Patel (63) and Adam Voges (41).

Following on in response to Sussex's 304, Notts rallied to close 24 behind on 135-2, with Patel unbeaten on 49.

Injury-hit Notts, who are already without Alex Hales, Charlie Shreck, Darren Pattinson and Andy Carter, were dealt two further blows.

Steven Mullaney (jaw) was hit in Nottinghamshire's first innings and opener Neil Edwards (wrist) in their second innings and both went to hospital for x-rays.

The latter will be out of action for four to six weeks, while Notts hope Mullaney will be fit enough to take some further part in the game.


BBC Sport's Kevin Howells:

"Jimmy Anyon proved himself a strong bowler on a pitch like this, with Monty Panesar getting turn out of the foot holes and continuing his good start to the season.

"Samit Patel had a rush of blood to the head to lose his first-innings wicket but his Lions call-up is reward for improved application over the last three months.

"Coach Mick Newell says his real talent is shown by the patience England have shown and desire to get him back."