Chris Jordan did not begrudge close mate Moeen Ali his moment of Twenty20 glory.

But the Sussex all-rounder still recalls how tough it was to see the Worcestershire captain receive the trophy on Finals Day at Edgbaston last September.

He hopes colleagues can summon up the same images tonight if it helps them take Sussex back to the big stage.

Sharks host holders Worcestershire in a Vitality Blast quarter-final at Hove tonight (7pm).

It is a rematch of final Sussex looked like winning for a while last year.

For Jordan, like many of his team-mates, that would have been his first trophy with the county.

Winning tonight would not be revenge but it would take them a step closer to making up for last year’s near miss.

Jordan told The Argus: “Worcester are a very good team led well by Moeen, who is a very good friend of mine as well.

“They beat us in the final and I think it is important for us to remember that and how we felt.

“We had a great day and it came down to the last three overs and we didn’t quite nail it.

“It’s important for us to remember what that felt like and use it as good motivation.

“It’s a big game and it’s what you train for, what you live for and what you play the whole season for, this type of game.

“If we are to win the competition, although they might be one of the top sides, you have to beat the best team at some point.

“Last year’s final was a nice moment for Moeen and I was more than happy for him.

“But I was definitely hurting because in my six years I have not managed to win anything with this club yet.

“That’s quite a big one for me. But we are playing some decent cricket.”

While it might be “a big one”, Jordan is keen to stress he does not just judge his career on medals won.

As one of the more senior pros in the side, he also wants to set an example as well.

He said: “I’ve got probably two more years left here at this stage.

“I am committed to Sussex at this point.

“I still have ambitions of playing top cricket at the best level and I want to continue to evolve as a player.

“That’s my ambition – to turn up every day and try to help as many people as possible who ask for it but equally try to be a better player.

“I’ve played quite a bit of cricket now, I’ve played with some top players and in some winning teams.

“If I’m going to lead if you like, I just lead with actions really, just try to set a decent example.

“If anyone needs to pick my brain, they know that I’m very approachable and very open.”

Sussex have been playing through a few end-of-game scenarios at training this week.

Out in the middle, head coach Jason Gillespie was calling out the equation – 30 needed off the last four with two wickets in hand, for example – and letting batsmen, bowlers and fielders figure it out.

When necessary, play was halted and tactics or field placings discussed.

Net time was available but that role play out in the middle was also key.

It is an approach Jordan, who is likely to bowl at the death and could be batting around that stage too if Sussex are chasing, welcomes.

He said: “If you come with the right attitude, you normally get quite a lot out of it.

“You get clean feedback as a bowler and, as a batter, you can get confidence from seeing the ball fly out of the park. It’s good practice.

“Most people try to do as many scenarios as possible.

“That is the only way sometimes you can really put yourself under as much pressure as possible to mimic a game situation.

“The boys are pretty calm, I think they are pretty ready.”

What you cannot mimic in training is the buzz of a sell-out Friday night crowd.

And, while the 1st Central County Ground is one of the smallest on the circuit, Jordan reckons it can be pretty special.

The county have sold more than 98% of their tickets for home Blast games this season.

The only one which did not quite sell out was a Tuesday night match versus Glamorgan sandwiched between two Friday games.

There have been some great nights but Fridays tend to have that extra edge.

Jordan has graced some big arenas but said: “The atmosphere here is brilliant.

“Everyone is so close to you, right on top of you.

“When the game gets tight, the crowd is up and the atmosphere is brilliant.

“All the songs they’re singing, all the kids cheering.

“It’s great to see a full house here and smiles on all the faces.

“It’s not as big and as loud as like a Bangalore or a Dubai City Stadium when it’s full but the atmosphere is special.

“Some of the comments make you laugh and can be quite funny.

“You can be fielding right here (looking at the area of outfield in front of the pavilion) and they are almost in touching distance of you.

“It must be good spectacle for them too.”

It could be a big night. Reminiscent, perhaps, of that Friday night under the lights back in 2006 when Sussex won a thriller against Hampshire to reach the C&G Trophy final.

Jordan readily mentions that Sussex have lost players and suffered defeats in their last two home games.

Before that, they looked invincible at Hove.

But he said: “All that has gone, to be honest. It was a nice achievement to finish top but it will mean nothing if we can’t get one over on Worcester.”

That, just as it was on a Saturday evening in Birmingham last September, is now what it is all about.