Chris Nash is set to hear whether he will stay on as skipper after two “exceptional” Sussex performances under his command.

The players he is leading are certainly doing his cause no harm at all.

Sussex have won two out of two under Nash – and this time they backed up a dominant home success by getting the job done on the road.

Beaten at Kent in their previous away fixture, the county this time reached a testing victory target of 232 with five wickets in hand as Luke Wells made 90 not out.

That is three wins from the last four games for Sussex.

The division two programme now takes a break and the county will use that time to decide their next move in terms of the captaincy.

Luke Wright stepped down as skipper recently and vice captain Ben Brown is currently out of action as he recovers from a broken finger.

Nash has joked he will stay in charge all the time he keeps winning – and expect the axe when he loses.

There have certainly been smiles in the camp over the last two games.

Head coach Mark Davis said of Nash: “He has done well. He has captained a team who have done exceptionally well and he has done very well in that role as captain.

“Captaincy is a difficult job and you are often dictated to by how your players are performing.

“Our players in the last two games have been exceptional.

“We’ve got a little time to think now. I am sure in the next couple of days or certainly in a week’s time we will know a little bit more about that.”

Sussex began the final day at Grace Road in a great position but with scope to throw it away with careless batting.

Wells made sure that did not happen.

The visitors resumed on 100-2 and nightwatchman Danny Briggs was the first Sussex wicket to fall.

Clint McKay found the edge of the bat and Paul Horton, at first slip, held a brilliant catch one-handed to his left.

Wells, 27 not out overnight, played himself back in and the left-hander received solid support from Stiaan van Zyl in compiling a partnership of 70 for the fourth wicket.

Neither batsman took unnecessary risks, although Wells went to his half-century in style when he hit off-spinner Colin Ackermann for a well-timed straight six.

Just before lunch van Zyl decided to leave a delivery from Ben Raine, bowled from around the wicket, which went on to knock his off-stump out of the ground.

Wright went shortly after the break, edging a catch to Horton at first slip off Zak Chappell, and, if Ned Eckersley had held a Wells edge behind the stumps off the same bowler shortly afterwards, Leicestershire might have had entertained hopes of an unlikely victory.

The chance was spilled, however, and Wells and former Leicestershire player Michael Burgess saw the visitors home.

As in previous wins, Davis was keen to highlight valuable contributions along the way all the way through the team and not just on the final day.

He said: “That last wicket partnership between Danny Briggs and Vernon Philander to get us within touching distance on first innings was very important because batting last on a wicket where it was going increasingly up and down was never going to be easy.

“Even chasing 232 was a big ask because the ball was going up and down and they bowled well and kept coming at us.

“I said before I wanted us to win four of these six games and we have won three out of four.”

Sussex made up 15 points on Nottinghamshire in the latest matches, 16 on Worcestershire and 13 on Kent.