Sussex are still in the hunt for an extraordinary win over the leaders, led by skipper Ben Brown.

The county’s leading run scorer this season reached 98 not out at lunch, passing 1,000 first-class runs for the season.

Sussex, batting with ten due to Tom Haines’ ankle injury, were 311-6 at lunch against Warwickshire at Hove, still 129 behind.

David Wiese told The Argus last night how Sussex could yet grab the win they needed if they can get within 100 of Warwickshire’s first-innings total of 440.

Wiese matched words with deeds as he went close to a second century against the Bears this season.

He looked crestfallen to be bowled by for 93 by a ball from Chris Wright which nipped back and kept a little low.

Wiese and Brown put on 196 for the sixth wicket in just 38 overs.

But, once the big South African had hauled himself back to the pavilion, Chris Jordan offered Brown support. He was 15 not out at lunch.