Sussex legend Chris Adams predicted his old prodigy Luke Wright was going to eclipse his Sussex one-day record.

And it was Wright’s father, Keith, who heard it first last Saturday.

Wright smashed 166 against Middlesex at Lord’s to better Adams’ 163 against the same opponents at Arundel back in the early noughties.

His immense knock helped pave the way for victory in the Royal London One-Day Cup clash and by a quirk of fate Adams, who is head of cricket at Seaford College, and Luke’s dad, cricket chief at Ardingly, were on duty together as the runs piled up.

Adams tweeted: “Awesome @lukewright204, I could not be happier or prouder that you have broke my record highest score ..... what a champion”.

The pair have not spoken yet but Luke said: “To get the record off my old mate Grizz (Chris Adams), who I hugely looked up to when I first signed here, was very special.

“I haven’t spoken to him but my dad was actually with him at the time.

“It just happened to be the way it worked through private school as my dad works at Ardingly and Chris is with Seaford College.

“Grizz said to my dad at the time that he thought I was going to break his record - which my dad didn’t know about!

“He tweeted me, which was nice, and he and Mooresy (Peter Moores) are the two people who gave me a chance down here at Sussex.

“I grew up watching Grizz dominate white-ball cricket while I was here, so he was a huge influence as a player to me so to get his record was very special.”

Sussex are currently in action today bidding to build on that victory and an unchanged 13-man Sharks squad has made the trip to Chelmsford to face Essex Eagles.

Sussex sit third with three wins from four matches at the halfway stage.