Sussex return to Vitality Blast action as they host Hampshire Hawks at the 1st Central County Ground tonight (7pm).

The Sharks will wear a one-off special charity shirt in aid of the Sussex Cricket Foundation, with gates open at 5.30pm.

And they have only two wins from eight in the competition to date, having drawn with Worcestershire in the county championship in midweek.

Having declared in their second innings to set the visitors a target of 386, Sussex saw them come close on 381-8 as the match ended in a draw.

“It was a great game of cricket on an excellent cricket pitch with two sides trying to win," said head coach Paul Farbrace.

“We were prepared to lose to try and win the game with our declaration and there were times when it was in Worcestershire’s favour but we have belief and resilience in our team and we’ve shown that game after game in the Championship this season and played some brilliant cricket, and today was no exception.

“I’m really proud of the team. There may have been times in the afternoon when the players felt it was going to go against us but we showed a high level of skill towards the end. Nathan McAndrew did outstandingly just to be on the park today and I thought Ari Karvelas was exceptional.

“It won’t be a game Tom Alsop, who was captain for the first time, will forget in a hurry. He played a Pujara-like innings to hold us together and led from the front.

“We’re second after seven games and we want to finish in the top two, that has been our aim from the start of the season. We’re finding a formula that is working and we want to keep building on that.”