Sussex 214 & 26-0 Somerset 289: Somerset survive Steve Magoffin’s mayhem
Tuesday 10 June 2014
Steve Magoffin took five wickets before lunch to put Somerset on the ropes at Taunton yesterday, but the hosts fought back to take the lead against Sussex.
The 34-year-old reduced Somerset to 39 for 5, in response to Sussex’s 214, but half-centuries from Craig Overton and Craig Kieswetter helped the home side recover and take a 75-run first-innings lead in the First Division game as they were all out for 289.
Magoffin, who has terrorised Somerset since joining Sussex in 2012, added another wicket after lunch to take his overall haul against them to 36 in that time, but his total of 6 for 60 was not enough to stop the hosts from nudging in front.
Overton just missed out on his first ton, finishing on 86, but his knock, which included nine boundaries, was vital to Somerset’s revival.
Sussex finished on 26 without loss in their second innings at stumps to trail by 49 runs going into the third day.
Sussex’s Ed Joyce had brought up his century at the start of the day with a four to add to his overnight 99, before Alfonso Thomas trapped him in front.
Then Magoffin got to work. He bowled Marcus Trescothick for a duck. Johann Myburgh (3) and Nick Compton (13) were next to fall. Magoffin was not finished and trapped James Hildreth, who made seven, lbw, before Alviro Petersen was also caught behind as the Australian claimed his 400th first-class wicket. At that point Magoffin looked unplayable, but Peter Trego and Kieswetter began a rebuilding job either side of lunch.
After Trego (27) became Magoffin’s sixth victim, Overton forged a 77-run partnership with Thomas, but they fell to Rory Hamilton-Brown in quick succession to wrap up Somerset’s first innings.
William Carvalho to Arsenal? Gunners make new enquiry for £35m rated midfielder
Manchester United transfer news: More signings expected, indicates Ed Woodward
WWE Battleground 2014 results: John Cena and The Miz are the big winners on a night to forget in Tampa, Florida
Liverpool transfer news: Loic Remy, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi on verge of Anfield moves
Manchester City transfer news: Completed summer deals
- 1 Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
- 2 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 3 Saneie Masilela, 9, marries Helen Shabangu, 53 years his senior, for the second time
- 4 Time runs out for Christian Iraq: Isis deadline passes with mass flight
- 5 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Obama - 'We’re going to make sure that truth gets out'