Ali Orr’s unbeaten fifty leads Sussex recovery to set up final-day nail-biter

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Glamorgan make new-ball inroads but 20-year-old opener stands firm

Sussex 226 and 114 for 4 (Orr 54*) lead Glamorgan 215 (Lloyd 38, Carson 3-39) by 122 runs

Opener Ali Orr made an unbeaten half-century in only his second first-class match to supervise Sussex’s recovery on the third day of their LV= Insurance County Championship match against Glamorgan at Hove.
After they had conceded a first innings deficit of just 11 runs, Glamorgan seamers Timm van der Gugten and Mick Hogan reduced Sussex to 19 for 3 when play got underway at 4pm.

Hogan picked up fellow Australian Travis Head in a miserly new-ball spell of 9-4-8-1 while van der Gugten removed Aaron Thomason and Stiaan van Zyl. But Orr and debutant Oli Carter relieved the pressure in a stand of 43 and Orr then added 49 with skipper Ben Brown to take Sussex to 111 for 4, a lead of 122.

A lengthy mopping-up operation was needed after overnight rain before umpires Ben Debenham and Russell Warren gave the go-ahead. Sussex quickly took the final Glamorgan wicket to give themselves a slender first-innings advantage but their out-of-form top order were soon exposed by Glamorgan’s new-ball pair.

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