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21-year-old Tom Clark reached his first ever professional century as Sussex built a healthy first innings score against a dangerous bowling attack.

Clark ended day one 82 not out and in the morning session of the second day, he nudged the ball to a single at backward point off Liam Patterson-White to bring up that first century. The youngster looked ecstatic and celebrated with fellow academy graduate Archie Lenham.

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Sussex lower order all got double figures to help nudge their total along to a very healthy 375, a score they would have been more than happy with after being put into bat by Nottingham.

Patterson-White picked up his five wicket haul by catching Henry Crocombe LBW for the final wicket.

Sussex came out firing with the ball and thanks to two early wickets from debutant Steven Finn they had their opponents 52-4. Finn took the wickets of key players Haseeb Hameed and Joe Clarke who has been tipped to make his England debut.

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Lyndon James and captain Steven Mullaney provided a much-needed fightback for the Outlaws, putting on a partnership of 108 for the fifth wicket. The former England man Finn picked up the crucial wicket of James for 63, edging behind to Oliver Carter.

The experienced Mullaney battled hard for his side to reach 79 not out at the end of the day, alongside Tom Moores on 23 not out as Notts reached 214/5 in reply to Sussex first innings score of 375.

Jamie Atkins and Crocombe picked up a wicket apiece.

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