Will Macpherson at Sussex 62-0 v Essex
Sussex's openers, Nash and Joyce, have safely negotiated almost an hour to reach lunch 46-0, weathering each of Essex's four frontline seamers - Porter and Masters and Napier and Moore, none of whom looked wildly threatening. Joyce, particularly, has looked in delicious touch. He's driven beautifully through cover - the last two balls of Napier's first over were sent between extra cover and mid-off - and takes lunch with 44 to his name. He also played stylishly as ever off his legs. Sussex have had a mighty fine morning, all told, given they docked the Essex tail to the tune of 4-21 first thing.
The final over was perhaps their best of the day - three boundaries, a wild hacked pull by Nash, then a pair of deliciously timed fours for Joyce, late cut, then flick through midwicket. Mmmm.
Luke Wright will be smiling, and who could possibly complain about that?