Billy Godleman reached 7,000 career first-class runs in his 51
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove:
Derbyshire 338-9: Reece 51, Godleman 51; Wiese 4-63
Sussex: Yet to bat
Derbyshire 3 pts, Sussex 3 pts
Scorecard

Sussex took six wickets in the evening session to fight back against Derbyshire on day one at Hove.

The visitors reached 227-3 at tea but ended on 338-9 with David Wiese taking 4-63 and George Garton 3-79.

Luis Reece (51) and captain Billy Godleman (51) both made half centuries while Harvey Hosein ended 38 not out.

Sussex start the match 36 points behind second-placed Worcestershire with a game in hand as they push for promotion from Division Two.

Derbyshire began the match ninth and may rue the fact four batsmen made 40 but all failed to contribute a major innings.

BBC Radio Derby is also reporting that Godleman broke a bone in his hand while batting and could be out for the remainder of the season.


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