An unbeaten century from skipper Ben Brown helped Sussex to recover from 68-4 on day one of their County Championship match against Yorkshire at Headingley.

The 32-year-old’s unbeaten 126 from 174 balls saw Sussex finish the day on 267-5.

Sussex made three changes the side which were beaten by Northants with Ali Orr, Stuart Meaker and Daniel Ibrahim, who was given his first-class debut at the age of 16, replacing Tom Clark, Delray Rawlins and George Garton.

Brown lost the toss and Sussex were put into bat.

They then suffered an early blow in the third over, as Tom Haines who had signed a new multi-year contract yesterday, edged a delivery from David Wiley to Harry Brook at third slip, leaving Sussex 8-1.

Stiaan Van Zyl came in and had made a promising start but was then caught behind off the bowling of Jordan Thompson for 15.

Opener Orr has been in fine form for Sussex 2nd XI, but only managed to get 15 as he looped a shot off Brook’s bowling to substitute fielder Duanne Olivier at third man, to leave Sussex 38-3.

Travis Head joined Aaron Thomason at the crease, in need of a big score.

However, he only managed to score 14 before he was caught behind off the bowling of Thompson to leave Sussex 68-4.

Brown came in to join Thomason at the crease and the skipper led from the front bringing up his 50 off just 60 balls.

However, not long after the pair had brought up their 100 partnership Thomason went for 40 as he clipped a shot to Dawid Malan at extra cover to leave Sussex 175-5.

Brown then reached his century in just 149 balls, hitting 15 fours along the way.

He ended the day on 126 not out alongside debutant Ibrahim, who finished unbeaten on 37 with Sussex 267-5 at the close of play.