Sussex’s Fynn Hudson-Prentice said he enjoyed being further up the order as he celebrated the first T20 win of the season.

The batsman was integral to the Sharks last-ball win against Gloucestershire having taken them to the brink despite falling just shy of a half-century on 47.

Hudson-Prentice said that despite batting three or four places up the order at five he was “thankful for the opportunity” as he looked forward to the rest of the season.

He said, “It was an unbelievable game. Last-ball finishes are always fun and it’s even better when you get over the line.

“Both teams had periods when they were on top on a pitch which was a bit two-paced. We lost three wickets in the powerplay but having Simmo [John Simpson] with all his experience in the middle helped and the plan then was to take it as deep as we could without losing too many wickets.

“Those sort of games are the ones to play in and I was thankful for the opportunity to bat a bit higher at five, because I felt I could add a bit more in that position.

“For me it’s a big change from last year batting three or four places higher and hopefully there is more to come.