EXCELLENT bowling by Chris Jordan and George Garton led Sussex's march towards victory against Durham at Chester-le-Street.

Jordan was out of luck with his first two impassioned lbw appeals but was rewarded with two wickets and Garton picked up three as Durham crumbled to 61 for seven.

James Weighell then put bat to ball in an unbeaten 26 which took them to 92 for seven at lunch, still 171 behind.

Resuming on five without loss in pursuit of 264 on a glorious morning, they got through the day's first eight overs without mishap. But Tom Latham's exit for four with the total on 19 sparked a dispirited procession.

With Ollie Robinson restricted by a sore side to bowling his off breaks, Stuart Whittingham opened up and and had Latham lbw when propping forward.

Keaton Jennings' misery continued when he played back to a ball from Jordan which went pretty much straight on to hit the top of off stump.

When Garton replaced Whittingham his fourth ball was slanted across Cameron Steel, who edged it to Michael Burgess.

Then Jordan gained an lbw verdict with what was probably not his best shout and his victim, Graham Clark, clearly thought it had nipped back far enough to be missing leg.

Paul Collingwood appeared to be Durham's last hope, but he committed suicide when he called for a second run to third man, and despite his despairing dive he couldn't beat Garton's throw.

Another ball slanted across a right-hander had Michael Richardson caught at second slip by Harry Finch and Garton had his third wicket when Ryan Pringle pushed half forward and was lbw.