Yorkshire: Williamson in form again

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Another assured innings from Kane Williamson has enabled Yorkshire to move into a decent position at the end of the second day of their County Championship clash with Sussex at Hove.

The New Zealander followed up his knocks of 84 and 97 in the last match against Durham with an unbeaten 80 as Yorkshire closed on 246-4, trailing by just 46 runs.

Sussex, still in the title race themselves, added 16 to their overnight score before being dismissed for 292. Ryan Sidebottom took 4-50.

After Phil Jaques went for 21 out of the first 25, Williamson joined Adam Lyth and the pair put on 164 for the second wicket.

Lyth was well placed for his century but, on 93, he fell to Ashar Zaidi with the score on 189.

Skipper Andrew Gale added 45 with Williamson but he fell to the second new ball and Jonny Bairstow went for eight, also a victim of Joe Anyon.

Steve Patterson was sent in to see out the last 20 minutes with Williamson who batted just over five hours and struck eight fours.

Meanwhile leaders Durham hit back against Derbyshire who, after being 242-3, lost four wickets for six runs and were eventually dismissed for 298, the last threee wickets going for eight. Paul Borrington made 75, Shiv Chanderpaul 53, Durham closed on 92-2.