Sussex 108-3 v Leicestershire
Sussex’s leading scorer Luke Wells past 700 Championship runs for the season before departing for 42 on the first morning against Leicestershire at a sweltering Arundel Castle.
Wells had stroked eight fours and looked in great touch before he nibbled at one from Matt Pillans and gave a catch to wicketkeeper Lewis Hill.
Luke Wright (14) struck Rob Sayer over long on to get off the mark for the second successive game with a six as he and Stiaan van Zyl (33) took Sussex to 108 for 3 at lunch after they had won the toss.
Wells was restored to his opener’s role after batting at No.3 this season and the left-hander added 32 with Chris Nash before Nash played on for 15 during a probing new-ball burst by Clint McKay.
Richard Jones picked up Harry Finch lbw for a golden duck as two wickets fell in seven balls before Wells and then van Zyl put their side back into a decent position.
Leicestershire gave a Championship debut to Will Fazakerley, the 19-year-old all-rounder from Guernsey who was educated not far from the ground at Lancing College.
Umpire Martin Saggers’ late arrival due to traffic congestion meant Martin Bodenham came out of retirement to stand at square leg for the first hour.