Sussex suffered a monumental batting collapse, losing eight wickets for just 23 runs, as they lost at home to Gloucestershire, writes Joe Grant.

Tom Alsop struck a brilliant 82 off 52 balls to put Sussex in a great position before the collapse saw the home side lose their third match in a row.

Ravi Bopara’s side will be kicking themselves after being in such a good position.

David Payne and Zak Chappell took three wickets apiece in a brilliant comeback for the visitors.

Sussex lost four wickets in quick succession with both Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Alsop stumped by James Bracey.

Harrison Ward edged behind off the bowling of Chappell and Oli Carter suffered the same fate off the bowling of Phillips.

Tymal Mills was caught by Phillips off the bowling of Benny Howell, slicing the ball in the air, before Delray Rawlins was caught and bowled by Payne with a terrible pull shot.

No one in the Sussex side took ownership once Alsop departed and the Sharks suffered an embarrassing defeat.

Alsop struck eight fours and five sixes in his match-winning performances.

The wicketkeeper-batsmen has scored 223 runs in just five innings since joining Sussex on loan in March which has now been made permanent.

Sussex bowled brilliantly inside the first ten overs particularly to limit their opponents to just 49 runs for four wickets from the first half of their innings.

Jack Taylor’s side produced a better second half of the innings to finish on 145 for six wickets.

Rawlins was excellent with the ball, taking one wicket for only thirteen runs from his four overs as Gloucester couldn’t get him away.

Glenn Phillips batted brilliantly to give his side a fighting chance of winning this crucial match in the race for qualification.

Phillips' brute strength saw him hit 66 from 53 balls including eight fours and two sixes before he was bowled my Obed McCoy in the last over. Jack Taylor provided support for the New Zealander scoring 46 off just 31 balls for his side but was run out by Tim Seifert the ball after Phillips departed.