Sussex captain Ben Brown savoured “a special week” after his side won at Arundel.

The county beat Durham by an innings and 64 runs inside three days.

Sussex’s maximum 24-point haul takes them second in the Specsavers County Championship division two table.

They took 16 wickets yesterday, including a brilliant catch by Harry Finch, to build on first-day centuries from Tom Haines and Phil Salt.

Brown said: “I thought it would be a long day in the field today, and possibly a long day tomorrow.

“But to take wickets like that in the morning, with David (Wiese) and Briggsy (Danny Briggs) bowling fantastically well, was a great boost and a shock for everyone on the ground, with so many wickets falling on a flat, flat pitch.

“It’s still early in the season but I’m delighted with the win.

“We worked really hard in the first batch of games but the weather was tricky for us and we missed out on a couple of wins.

“But this has been a special week for us, with the two young kids getting their first hundreds and then for the bowlers to find 20 wickets on that pitch was an amazing effort.

“And I was delighted with the fielding too. Finchy took a catch which changed the game.”

Sussex now turn attentions to Twenty20. They face Ireland at Arundel tomorrow in the Ed Joyce Testimonial (1.30pm).