Murray Goodwin hit an unbeaten 64 as Sussex cruised to an eight-wicket Twenty20 Cup win over Essex.
Chasing 127 for victory at Chelmsford, Goodwin batted throughout, hitting two sixes and six fours as Sussex reached their target with 10 balls to spare.
Earlier, Essex had struggled to find any momentum after Dwayne Smith (3-19) took the early wickets of Mark Pettini, Danish Kaneria and Matthew Walker.
And although Varun Chopra chipped in with 26, they stumbled to 126-7.
The victory saw Sussex move to the top of the South division, one point ahead of both Essex and Kent, albeit having played two games more.