Ben Brown will tell his young Sussex side what they can learn from testing Yorkshire.

But the skipper is hugely proud of his team after they pushed Joe Root and company hard at Hove.

Yorkshire eventually tied up a 48-run victory on the final day of the LV= Insurance County Championship fixture yesterday.

Sussex were asked to chase 235 to win and their realistic hopes ended when Brown was ninth man out for 46.

They had led by 71 on first innings but that advantage should probably have been more given they passed Yorkshire’s 150 with only three wickets down.

Brown said: “We went up against a seriously good Yorkshire side with a lot of England caps out there.

“To go against them with a young side and play like we did, on another occasion we could have come out with a win.

“I’m really proud of the performance.

“The way we went about things, the way we conducted ourselves, the way we fought was fantastic.

“We could have got more runs in the first innings. Ideally if we had 300 there, 320, that would have put Yorkshire under enormous pressure in the second innings.

“Some things didn’t go our way out there which is part and parcel of the game.

“With a little bit more luck that could have happened.

“I’m not going to get too downbeat about it.

“We have got learning to do but we will do some more detailed analysis on Wednesday.”

Yorkshire and Lancashire are the two counties expected to qualify for Division One from this highly competitive looking group.

Lancashire come to the 1st Central County Ground on Thursday.

Sussex are likely to be without seamer Sean Hunt, who was unable to bowl in the second innings against Yorkshire due to a side strain.

That left a big workload for the other bowlers, including Jack Carson.

The 20-year-old off-spinner got through 39.4 overs in the second Yorkshire innings and took 5-85.

Brown said: “I’m gutted for Sean. He is really down.

“He is a top lad and he has had a really impressive start to his career.

“That wasn’t ideal. We asked a lot of the seamers to keep coming back.

“Even with Jack, I kept looking up at the board and seeing how any overs he had bowled and I felt bad.

“But it was ‘keep going mate, there’s not many other options’.

“The boys have worked really hard and ultimately are a bit disappointed.”

Sussex started the fourth day needing a further 99 to win with four wickets in hand.

Ollie Robinson was quickly lbw to Steven Patterson for six but Carson showed signs of helping Sussex mount a challenge. He helped Brown add 35 for the eighth wicket.

But Root’s return to the attack from the Sea End brought the breakthrough as he had Carson caught by Adam Lyth at slip for 18 with his third delivery of the morning.

Realistic hopes finally disappeared when Brown saw his middle stump taken out by Jordan Thompson.

The contest was over shortly after midday when Henry Crocombe was caught at short mid-wicket off Dom Bess, who finished with 6-53.