Sussex batsman Aaron Thomason has been pleased with his start to the LV=County Championship season.

The 23-year-old opener has scored 199 runs in his first five matches.

That included half centuries in both innings of their victory over Glamorgan last month.

But despite being content with his performances with the bat, Thomason feels there is plenty of room for improvement.

Hove UK 29th April 2021 - Tom Haines batting for Sussex against Lancashire on the first day of their LV= Insurance County Championship match at The 1st Central County Ground in Hove . : Credit Simon Dack / Alamy Live News......

Thomason's opening partner, Tom Haines has piled on the runs for Sussex.Picture: Simon Dack

He told The Argus: “I am really happy with how it has gone so far, obviously there is room for improvement.

“But let’s be honest in April and May failure is part of first-class cricket.

“You can’t always do well.

“The most important thing is you keep trying to do better and learn from your mistakes.

“To be honest with you myself I don’t think I have done much wrong in terms of giving my wicket away and I think it is just luck of the draw.

“Sometimes you get a big piece of luck and go on and get a big score and sometimes you don’t.

“It is just about trying to stick in there as long as you can and hope that these scores will come.”

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Thomason’s opening partner Tom Haines (pictured above) has made an impressive start to the campaign.

The 22-year-old has scored 492 runs at an average of 49.20, which puts him fifth on the list of leading run-scorers in the County Championship this season.

But Thomason has revealed him and Haines have been working hard over the winter to develop their partnership.

He said: “He has brilliant so far, obviously it a great spectacle for me to watch at the other end. It is a real privilege to be batting with Tommy.

“We have worked hard over the winter together on our partnership, which was nice.

“But I think for a young lad to have such confidence to go out there and not only put the runs on the board, but in the manner he has done, has been really impressive and he has been dominate, which is pleasing to see.”

Thomason had his first bowl of the season in their heavy defeat to Northants last week.

The seamer bowled three overs at The County Ground and finished with figures of 0-30.

But despite that spell not going to plan, he is hoping to get more chances with the ball.

He said: “I just tried to do something different.

“I also tried to get a wicket as they were on a decent score at the time, tried to bowl some bouncer and bowl quick.

“As you can see from the stats that didn’t quite pay off but hopefully I get more opportunities to bowl throughout the season and hopefully I can help the team.”

Australian international Travis Head made his debut for Sussex in the defeat to Northants.

He only managed to score 17 runs in his first two innings for the Sharks, but Thomason is confident that the run will come for him.

He said:“For the few days I have know Travis he seems like a really good guy and a nice bloke.

“From the off he was trying to help people, he comes across really well and everyone knows from watching him on the TV playing for his country and looking at his stats that he is going to be a really good addition to our side.

“It did not quite go to plan for him at Northants, but that is just sometimes the way it goes really and the reality of the game is you will fail more time that you will succeed.

“But the runs will definitely come for Travis.”

Thomason will be hoping to take his runs tally for the season past 200 when they host Kent in the County Championship at Hove this morning, with play getting underway at 11am.

Sussex have lost their last three matches, but Thomason believes their start to the season has been promising.

He said: “I think it has been very promising really, considering our age and the teams we have come up against, I think the performances we have shown will stand us in good stead for the future.”