Yorkshire’s progress towards a first-innings lead suffered a jolt in the final over before lunch on the second day against Sussex at Arundel.
Having dismissed Sussex for 316 early on the second morning, Yorkshire enjoyed an alarm-free morning until Steve Magoffin ran in from the Park End and won an lbw appeal against Alex Lees.
It left Yorkshire on 56-1 at lunch, still trailing Sussex by 260 runs, having not been in much danger prior to Lees’ dismissal for 22.
Resuming on 300-9, Sussex added only 16 runs to their total before Jon Lewis edged Jack Brooks to first slip after hitting eight fours in his 61.
Lewis’ display helped Sussex add a crucial 68 runs for the final wicket with Lewis Hatchett, but Yorkshire quickly stole the momentum back.
Steve Magoffin, Sussex’s Australian overseas bowler, tested both openers with a new ball spell of 6-4-6-0 and looked more than capable of adding to the 33 LV= County Championship wickets he has already claimed this summer.
James Tredwell, making his Sussex debut after signing on loan from Kent in an attempt to get some red-ball cricket, provided further encouragement for Sussex by making the odd ball turn from the Castle End.
It did not prevent Lyth using his feet to advance down the wicket in Tredwell’s second over and loft him over long on for six.