Nash made his way through the Sussex ranks and was called in for his first game as cover for Mark Davis in 2002.
He was contracted in 2004 after impressing for Loughborough UCCE, but it was in 2007 that he really made his mark, playing in all of the club’s LV= County Championship matches as they claimed a second successive title; Nash scored 785 runs.
Also a regular feature in limited-overs cricket, the opener has since gone on to establish himself as one of the more consistent performers in the domestic game.
He hit his maiden first-class century against Lancashire in 2008 and has enjoyed a period of steady progression ever since.
That culminated in another fine year in 2011, when his excellent one-day form - he was the leading run-scorer in the Clydesdale Bank 40 - earned a call-up to the England Lions squad for their limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka A.
He managed only 48 runs in three games, but a haul of almost 2,000 across all forms that season ensured his stock remained high.
Nash signed a one-year contract extension towards the end of 2011, ensuring he would stay at Sussex until at least 2014.