Essex through despite loss
Sussex won their first game by nine wickets, but it was Essex who were celebrating quarter-final place.
Sussex ended their Twenty20 Cup campaign with their first win, by nine wickets, but it was Essex who were celebrating quarter-final place.
Sussex took a methodical appraoch to overhauling the Eagles' 134-8, and got there with three overs remaining.
Matt Prior (68) and Chris Adams (38) shared an unbroken stand of 112 under the Chelmsford floodlights.
However, Essex progressed as one of the best third-placed sides, with a superior run rate to Derbyshire.