Sussex in dominant mode over Derbyshire

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Sussex’s batsmen continued to dominate on the second day at Hove as they reached 216 for 1 at tea against Derbyshire.

Derbyshire’s six-man attack kept plugging away, but a slow pitch holds few terrors for the batsmen.

Openers Chris Nash and Ed Joyce put on 113 before Nash was bowled by a full toss from Wayne Madsen for 65, only the part-time off-spinner’s 12th first-class wicket.

But Joyce looked untroubled as he reached his 91st first-class 50 with a straight six off Madsen and was 90 not out at tea, having put on 103 for the second wicket with Luke Wells, who reached a half-century off 89 balls with five fours and was 55 not out at the interval.