- Live Update
Michael Klinger Glos captain
"Their first innings we could have restricted them to a few less, and we would have liked more first innings runs. 450 not 360 makes them play differently when they come out to bat. We could have taken more control if we weren't 40 for four, but from there 360 was a pretty good result. In the second innings we were under pressure from good bowling and weren't up to it to withstand that.
We need to get better [as a batting unit]. We can't be a top two or three team if we keep doing that. We need to be more consistent, that’s when we will become more a better side. It’s about having the mindset of doing it time and time again. If someone misses out, others need to step up."
Luke Wright, Sussex captain
"I’m delighted. It’s felt like this result has been coming for a while, we just haven’t been able to get over the line. On this wicket, if they were four or five down it might have been a tough day. But after day one, and their recovery from 34-4, the way we pulled themselves back after that disappointment, the dressing room just felt deflated, you could feel it after day one. Everyone came back very determined and there was belief we could bat big, and we did that. It was a great feeling to put ourselves in that position last night, and it felt like the old days.
We need to get on a run and see where it takes us. We feel confident in this form of the game now. We need to put pressure on the guys right up at the top. Essex are in a good position, but we need to focus on ourselves, get some wins under our belt, and then keep ourselves in contention for the last two or three games. We can’t afford any slip-ups, because we don’t want to have to play the last couple just for pride."
Is there a Gareth Batty fan club? he has just bowled a supurb over at Ian Bell, who needed all his skill to survive. Batty manages to laugh and curse at the same time. Get him to India, I say! Always thought it....