|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground|
|Sussex v Essex, day two|
|Sussex 360: Nash 119, Joyce 61, Robinson 51; Westley 2-20|
|Essex 252-7: Westley 86, Ryder 51; Magoffin 2-34|
|Sussex lead by 108 runs|
|Sussex 6 pts, Essex 5 pts|
Tom Westley starred for Essex after England Test captain Alastair Cook made just one as the visitors struggled on day two against Sussex at Hove.
Sussex resumed on 355-8 but Jamie Porter bowled Ajmal Shahzad and Steve Magoffin in the first over of the day to wrap up their innings for 360.
The hosts reached 77-3 at lunch as Cook edged Magoffin to second slip and Nick Browne and Ravi Bopara fell cheaply.
Westley (86) and Jesse Ryder (51) boosted Essex as they closed on 252-7.
Cook complied with new helmet regulations while batting during the match, after being spoken to by the England and Wales Cricket Board following Essex's victory Gloucestershire last week.