It was a delivery to gladden the hearts of all English cricket fans, barring the most partisan Kent supporters. From the 24th ball of his first-class comeback, Jofra Archer found a perfect cocktail of pace, bounce and late away movement - angling the ball into Zak Crawley locating an awkward length, and then seaming it away from the edge. It was a perfect distillation of Archer’s qualities and set the seal on a day in which Archer continued his return from injury by delivering 13 high-quality overs. He then said that he was recovering well from his elbow injury, handing England a boost ahead of the two-Test series against New Zealand which begins on June 2. “My fitness is fine, I thought I bowled okay,” Archer said after taking 2-29. “I played in the second team last week and it’s good to get some confidence and rhythm.” While Sussex do not have a Championship game next week, Archer believes he is now match-fit to play Test cricket again, though in practice - given the grueling international schedule this year - England may well prefer to delay his international return. “I don’t know what the plan for us is gonna be. Next week is a week off - ideally you’d have wanted to play next week and then have a week off and then join the bubble. I honestly don’t know. “If I’m fit, I guess I will play and if I’m not I will work hard and get back - simple.” Archer also said that he was happy to enter another biosecure bubble during the international summer. “You don’t feel it anymore to be honest.” After whisking off his jumper on a chilly morning by the seaside, Archer glided in with the easy rhythm and pace from a deceptively gentle run-up that makes him one of the most feared fast bowlers in the world. Before he had even conceded a run he had his first wicket, as bounce and away movement induced Daniel Bell-Drummond to edge to second slip. The only shame was that the contest with Crawley, his England team-mate, was so short. Crawley played an elegant flick through midwicket to score the first boundary of the day, but had no riposte to what Archer delivered two balls later. It was a wicket that Archer particularly savoured.