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Middlesex sink Sussex Published: 20 July 2013

Sam Robson hit 166 in Middlesex's first innings
Sam Robson hit 166 in Middlesex's first innings

Middlesex continued their fine form in this year's LV=County Championship with a 10-wicket victory over Sussex at Hove.

Opening batsman Sam Robson was the star of the show as he struck a first innings 166 which helped Neil Dexter's men post 496 in response to Sussex's 229.

The Panthers' Joe Denly (77) and John Simpson (59) both hit fifties, while the rest of the middle order all chipped in with double figure scores.

It's a batting performance that will have pleased Middlesex Director of Cricket Angus Fraser as opening batsman and full-time captain, Chris Rogers, is currently unavailable on duty with Australia for the Ashes series.

Sussex, who were unbeaten until today in the County Championship, only fared marginally better in their second innings posting 309 thanks to a century from all-rounder Luke Wright (161).

It wasn't enough as it left Middlesex needing just 43 for victory.

Robson and Dawid Malan knocked off the required runs to complete the 10-wicket thrashing over their title rivals.


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