Tom Haines savoured “a special day” after completing two centuries within a few incredible hours at Hove.

The skipper’s second ton of the day against Glamorgan was part of an unbeaten opening stand of 312 with Ali Orr, who hit 185 not out.

Haines said: “It was a special day. In the second innings the way Ali took down their spinners made it a lot easier for both of us and hopefully we can come back tomorrow and do the same again.


“The broken hand I had earlier in the season came at the wrong time for me personally and coming back was tough, but in the second innings at Durham last week I began to feel back to normal so it’s been really pleasing to get the runs in this game.”

Orr, 21, added; “Tom was really good because when I started I didn’t feel that good, I was on the move a lot. We’ve been in some tough situations this season and it was actually nice today not to be batting under the clouds with the floodlights on for once.”