Sussex Drawn with 220 and 312 for 6 (Also 137*, Carter 55) Worcestershire 438 for 5 (Libby 215)
Worcestershire have 14 points but are 28 points behind second-placed Middlesex with two games to go and will almost certainly be in the second division again next season. Sussex remain in seventh place and with two matches to go, there is little chance of improving that position.
Ultimately, the visiting team had to regret the loss of the season in 84 overs. There were moments on the final day when he realized an opportunity but Alsop held things together in an impressive manner for the hosts.
The wicket at Hove was not really bad, but Sussex were still 130 runs outstanding as they lost opener Orr when Ben Gibbon found some late inswing.
Alsop came to the crease in the sixth over of the day when nightwatchman Brad Curry dropped two stumps from an inswinger from Josh Tongue.
It was tough work at first but slowly Alsop, as always fluent on the leg side, and Clarke began to find some rhythm as the ball softened.
Clarke dropped the wicket for a straight six off Brett D’Olivera, but in the next over he was caught on the leg side by a diving Gareth Roderick off Dillon Pennington, after adding 83 runs from 27 overs with Alsop. Went.
Worcestershire seized their chances but Carter proved an excellent foil for Alsop for the fifth wicket of 110 runs in 30 overs.
Alsop went to his century with a clip from tongue to mid-wicket boundary, but two wickets in five balls after tea, when he took the new ball, gave Worcestershire new hope.
Carter, who hit nine boundaries while crossing fifty for the sixth time this season, was defeated by a fine delivery from Pennington, which cut the bails.
Then in the next over, Joe Leach bowled Finn Hudson-Prentice, who kept it low. The Sussexes’ lead at the time was just 64 and their long tail was exposed.
But Alsop persevered and James Coles believed in his inexperience to provide solid support at the other end as he scored 30 runs before the players joined hands. Alsop’s innings consisted of 228 balls and included 18 fours and he left for a standing ovation.