Sussex skipper Tom Haines hopes that his dad enjoyed his birthday treat as he scored his maiden List A century in their win over Middlesex yesterday

The 22-year-old’s family were in the stand watching on and both him and former 50-over skipper Ben Brown put on a stand of 219 for the second wicket, as the Sharks posted a score of 333-4.

Haines top scored for Sussex hitting 123 from just 131 deliveries, which included 11 fours and four sixes.

But the skipper hopes his dad enjoyed his birthday treat.

He said: “It was a tremendous game of cricket.

“We’ve had a few close ones in this competition and it’s great to come out on the right side.

“It was nice to get my first List A hundred as well.

“I think Browny (Ben Brown) and I compliment each other nicely, because he hits the ball in areas I don’t and the other way round.

“The family were all watching so that was nice for me, it was my Dad’s birthday as well so hopefully that was a nice birthday treat for him.”

The win means Sussex finish their Royal London One-Day cup campaign with a win which saw them finish seventh in Group 2.

They will now have to wait 12 days before returning to action, in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast as they travel to Chester-Le-Street to face Yorkshire a week on Tuesday (August 24).