Northamptonshire v Sussex: Jofra Archer & David Wiese stand gives visitors hope

David Wiese
David Wiese (pictured) and Jofra Archer's 116-run stand set a Sussex record for the ninth wicket against Northants in first-class cricket
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The County Ground, Northampton (day three):
Northamptonshire 426: Duckett 193, Procter 57; Robinson 4-81
Sussex 172 & 382-9 (f/o): Archer 74*, Robson 72; Kleinveldt 3-48
Northants 8 pts, Sussex 3 pts
Sussex lead Northants by 128 runs

Sussex's batsmen staged a late fightback to maintain hope of salvaging their Division Two game against Northamptonshire at the County Ground.

Sussex started on 34-1 after being made to follow on, trailing by 220 runs.

Angus Robson (72) and Chris Nash (66) frustrated Northants, but their side were in trouble at 246-8.

Jofra Archer (74 not out) and David Wiese (61) gave Sussex some hope by the close, with an aggressive 127-run stand taking them to 382-9.

Wiese was dismissed by Luke Procter late in the final session, but Archer added nine more valuable runs alongside last man Danny Briggs to take the lead up to 128.