One-Day Cup: Jesse Ryder century helps Essex see off Sussex at Hove

Sussex batsman Ed Joyce had to survive an attempted stumping by Essex keeper James Foster on his way to making 73
Ed Joyce was the Sussex top scorer with 73 at Hove, one of three home half-centurions
Royal London One-Day Cup, 1st Central County Ground
Sussex 271(50 overs): Joyce 73, Wright 50, Taylor 50, Jordan 36; Quinn 4-71
Essex 275-5 (49 overs): Ryder 100, ten Doeschate 49*, Browne 44
Essex (2 pts) won by five wickets
Match scorecard

New Zealand international Jesse Ryder smashed a century at Hove to help Essex beat Sussex by five wickets and record a second One-Day Cup win in two days.

Ed Joyce (73), Luke Wright (50) and Ross Taylor (50) all made half-centuries as Sussex totalled 271.

But Ryder then made a round 100, sharing a key 83-run fifth-wicket stand with Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate, who went on to finish on 49 not out.

He helped his side then get home on 275-5 with an over to spare.

Essex's win maintained their fine record at Hove, where they have only lost three times in 15 visits, a run dating back to 1986.

Essex got their One-Day Cup campaign off to a winning start in Southampton on Sunday when they chased down 311 to beat Hampshire in the final over.

They do not play again until Somerset's visit to Chelmsford this Sunday (22 June, 11:00 BST), while Sussex play Glamorgan in Cardiff on Wednesday (18 June, 14:00 BST).

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