County Championship: Sussex take 16 wickets to wrap up win over Durham

Durham's Stuart Poynter
Stuart Poynter's previous highest score in the Championship this season was 36
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Arundel Castle (day three):
Sussex 552: Salt 130, Haines 124, Burgess 96; Salisbury 3-112
Durham 211: Smith 90; Wiese 4-33 & 277: Poynter 78; Briggs 3-71
Sussex (24 pts) beat Durham (3 pts) by an innings and 64 runs

Sussex took 16 wickets in a day to beat Durham by an innings and 64 runs in the County Championship at Arundel.

From 202-4 overnight, Durham collapsed to 211 all out in just 11.4 overs, with Will Smith failing to add to his 90.

David Wiese took 4-4 in 30 balls for figures of 4-33 and Sussex skipper Ben Brown enforced the follow-on.

Durham again struggled to 137-6 but Stuart Poynter (84) led lower-order resistance before they were bowled out for 277, with Danny Briggs taking 3-71.

Poynter, who was bowled by Wiese for a duck during the morning, shared partnerships of 62 with Josh Coughlin (14) and 79 with Nathan Rimmington, who was left on 49 not out when number 11 Chris Rushworth gave a return catch to Jofra Archer.

Sussex's second Division Two win of the season earned them a maximum 24 points.

Durham's next game is back up at Chester-le Street on Monday for the pink-ball four day-nighter with Warwickshire, while Sussex now have a 12-day break before launching their T20 Blast campaign against Essex at Chelmsford.

Durham captain Paul Collingwood told BBC Radio Newcastle:

"It's been a disappointing day to say the least. The plan was to get up to the new ball unscathed and through the day get past the follow-on and put them under pressure.

"But credit to Sussex for the way they bowled this morning. They got movement through the air and we didn't have an answer for it. With the weight of runs they had in the first innings we could not put that pressure on them.

"The one thing we have not done well this season is have a good first day and we need to put that right as soon as possible. We have been excellent in certain games in fighting back but we could not do that in this match."

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