County Championship: Middlesex win after Tom Haines passes 1,000 runs

Tom Haines batting for Sussex

Tom Haines (right) has scored 1,030 Championship runs at an average of 49.05 this season
County Championship Division Three, Hove (day four):
Middlesex 676-5 dec: Robson 253, Stoneman 174, White 110*, Andersson 88
Sussex 319: Haines 156, Brown 80; Hollman 5-65 & 303: Haines 87, Hudson-Prentice 67; Hollman 5-90
Middlesex (24 pts) beat Sussex (3 pts) by an innings and 54 runs

Tom Haines became the first batsman to pass 1,000 Championship runs this year but could not stop Sussex from falling to a heavy defeat against Middlesex.

The hosts resumed at 88-3 on the final day at Hove, still 269 runs behind Middlesex’s first innings total.

Haines added 87 to his career-best 156 from the first innings before being caught off Luke Hollman (5-90), who completed a first 10-wicket match haul.

Sussex were dismissed for 303 as the visitors won by an innings and 54 runs.

The blazing sun from the first three days at Hove was replaced by a mild sea fret and cloud cover which required the use of the…