Sussex began their county championship campaign against Yorkshire at Headingly cricket ground. Sussex were looking to start strong in this season’s top division but Yorkshire, celebrating their 125th anniversary, hoped to celebrate with a win.
Sussex were in full control on day one, bowling out Yorkshire for a low score of just 96. Debutant Chris Jordan was the hero of the innings, with figures of 6-48. And the team from the south coast finished the day on 104-2.
Sussex were bowled out for 356 in their first innings, with Joyce and Brown leading the attack for the southern county. They both scored 90’s on their way to cementing a huge lead for Sussex.
Yorkshire fought as hard as they could to snatch a draw but Sussex bowled them out for 248, meaning that Sussex won the match by a huge innings and 12 runs. The win leaves the county joint top of Division one, and a dream start to 2013.