Joe Root out for five as Yorkshire struggle against Sussex

George Garton took three wickets in 21 balls including Joe Root for five as Sussex dismissed Yorkshire for 150 on day one of their LV = Insurance County Championship match at Hove.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 7:59 pm
Yorkshire's Joe Root was out for five againt Sussex

Sussex opener Tom Haines, who has already made scores of 87 and 155 this season, continued his excellent form with an unbeaten 71 as they closed on 118 for three.

England coach Chris Silverwood and chief scout James Taylor had come to watch Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson and monitor Jofra Archer’s fitness as he continued his recovery from finger and elbow injuries in the nets, but Silverwood would have been impressed with left-armer Garton, who swung the ball consistently at good pace to finish with three for 25 from 11 overs.

The 24-year-old was on England’s radar a few years ago but is now demonstrating his all-round skills having made a career-best 97 in last week’s win over Glamorgan.

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All of that, however was of no concern of Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale who was disappointed by his side’s opening day display.

“We were poor if we’re being honest. With the calibre of batters we have in that line up, we haven’t done ourselves justice.

“It’s disappointing because, after last week, you’re looking for progression and consistency. So to bat like we did today against a young Sussex side, an inexperienced one, is disappointing.

“I don’t know what we put that down to. The preparation has been good going into the game. We didn’t feel like they weren’t switched on or up for the game. We had a good team meeting, but we gave our wickets away."