Ollie Robinson was given a warm welcome back by Sussex supporters tonight – and responded with an early wicket.

The pace bowler appeared for Sharks in the Vitality Blast T20 fixture at home to Gloucestershire.

It was his first senior outing since the Test debut versus New Zealand recently which saw him star on the pitch but be involved in controversy off it.

He had since played just one low-key T20 for his county's 2nd XI.

Robinson struck with only his third ball tonight as he induced a miscued drive from Miles Hammond which looped gently to Luke Wright at mid-off.

Supporters cheered him to the crease and sang his name at times.

At one point he played along as he turned to the South West corner and encouraged them to raise their voices.

Sussex had Gloucestershire in trouble at 35-4 off six overs but, with the notable exception of Tymal Mills (3-20 off four), then lost control.

After taking time to have a look at the situation, Glenn Phillips (94 not out off 58 balls) and Jack Taylor (38 off 40) added 124 for the fifth wicket as the visitors closed on 162-5.

Robinson took 1-38 off four overs.