|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Castle Park, Colchester, day three|
|Essex 358 & 163-4: Westley 44, ten Doeschate 42*; Jordan 2-40|
|Sussex 448: Jordan 131, Joyce 92, Archer 73; Napier 5-114|
|Essex (6 pts) lead Sussex (7 pts) by 67 runs|
Chris Jordan made his maiden century as Sussex took charge against Essex on the third day at Colchester.
Resuming on 59, the England fast bowler reached three figures off 164 balls, having hit nine fours and a six.
Jordan, caught off Graham Napier for 131, was last man out as Sussex were bowled out for 448, a lead of 90.
The hosts lost Nick Browne immediately, caught at square leg off Jordan, to end on 163-4, with a lead of 73 runs going into the final day.
Jordan's previous highest-ever score of 92 came in the Championship against Derbyshire in 2013, when he shared a 179-run sixth-wicket stand with Mike Yardy to help Sussex to a nine-wicket win.