Tom Haines is delighted with his start to the season after making it two centuries in as many innings.

The Sussex opener top-scored with 108 as his side reached 282 for six in reply to Leicestershire’s 338 all out.

It came after Fynn Hudson-Prentice had taken a career best five for 50 as their Vitality County Championship match remained nicely balanced at the halfway stage.

Haines said: “I’ve made a good start to the season and it is very pleasing to have come here and made another hundred to put our side in a decent position.

“It was disappointing to get out in the way I did. I kind of saw the bouncer coming but it was a bit wide so I didn’t quite execute it right.

“Last season was a bit frustrating but it is just the way it goes sometimes. I’ve worked hard over the winter and I’m going to really try to put in a good season this year.

“Losing a wicket in the last over was a bit disappointing because I think at five down, 50 behind we would have been in a strong position but we’ve still got good batting to come.

“Their bowlers tied it up nicely during the last session. Obviously the ball went soft and wasn’t doing a lot but they put fielders all around the bat and made it hard to score.