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