Phil Salt has scored his second successive century for Sussex.

The opener made 103 to put his team in a good position on day one of their Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan at Hove.

Having made 122 against Northamptonshire last week, Salt reached the fourth hundred of his career in the final over of the day when he collected his 12th boundary courtesy of a bad mis-field by Charlie Hemphrey at mid-off.

But two balls later Salt lost concentration and was caught behind cutting at Dan Douthwaite for 103, made off 105 balls with 12 fours and three sixes. Sussex were 208-5 at stumps, a lead of 22.

Salt, who was called into England’s T20 squad earlier this month, gave the innings a solid platform by putting on 85 with Luke Wells (30) in 15 overs.

Wells (30) failed to control his hook shot when Douthwaite dug one in short then Glamorgan took three wickets in ten balls to reduce Sussex to 126-4. Australian leg-spinner Marnus Labuschagne bowled Harry Finch (31) and Stiaan van Zyl (0) with his first two deliveries, then Timm van der Gugten returned to the attack to bowl Laurie Evans (4) via an inside edge.

But Ben Brown, who also made a century last week, and Salt took Sussex into the lead with a stand of 82 in 17 overs.

Salt wasn’t the only opener to prosper with Glamorgan’s Nick Selman carrying his bat for the second time in his career. The 23-year-old was left unbeaten on 79 when Glamorgan, who have only won once in the Championship at Hove since 1975, were dismissed for 186 in 55.2 overs.

Sussex’s seamers dominated apart from a period either side of lunch when Selman and Graham Wagg added 72 in 22 overs for the seventh wicket. 

Jared Warner, who was making his first-class debut after joining on loan from Yorkshire, polished off the tail to finish with 3-35 leaving Selman, who passed 2,000 first-class runs when he reached six, high and dry on 76 not out from 156 balls with 11 fours.

Glamorgan won the toss but were soon struggling at 44-4 after Mir Hamza and David Wiese took two wickets each with the new ball.