Tom Clark savoured “a brilliant moment” as he made his maiden first-class century for Sussex.

The 20-year-old from Haywards Heath scored exactly 100 to help put his county on top against Nottinghamshire at Hove.

He said: “I was on 99 long enough so it was a big relief to get to the hundred, especially in the first game of the season.

“Cricket’s a funny game and you have doubts that you can get that big score so it was a brilliant moment.

“In the past I have played well in small periods, got 20s or 30s and the odd 50, then made a silly mistake.

“I know if I face 175-200 balls I will make big contributions to the team.

“It’s been about keeping things simple, breaking it down ball by ball and not over-thinking.

“I’ve got a template now, something to work on, and I’m hungry to do it again.”

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is now at Hove and will make his debut at Derbyshire next week.