Vithushan Ehantharajah at Northants 426 v Sussex 172 & 121-2
Steady stuff from Sussex and Angus Robson so far. Northants' lead has been reduced to 133. Robson's fifty, his first for the club, came up off 100 balls and has featured a few leaves, some misses and a lot of determination. Beyond the situation of this match, he still hasn't secured a deal with Sussex for next year and, even if one doesn't come up, an innings of note here will be a neat bargaining chip for 2018. Would imagine he will get that contract, mind. Sussex don't have many other options at the top of the order – they were close to bringing Surrey's Arun Harinath on loan at the start of the summer – and good red ball openers are hard to come by.