PAUL Walter believes there is still more to come from Essex - despite their unbeaten start to the season.

Essex currently top their group in the Bob Willis Trophy after winning their opening three games of the tournament.

But the Billericay born Walter feels Essex have yet to hit top form.

“It’s three wins out of three but we’ve talked about putting in more of a four-day performance in the last two games rather than bits and pieces,” said Walter.

“We’re aware that only the two teams with the best record go through to the final and that there’s still a lot of work to do.”

However, Essex - who begin their four day clash at Hampshire tomorrow - have made a fine start results wise to the campaign.

And Walter was pleased to help his side get over the line against Sussex as his 27 not out helped Essex secure a three wicket win.

“We were delighted to get over the line but we know we can play better than that,” said Walter.

“Our bowlers were brilliant, especially on the last day because a chase of over 200 on that wicket would have been difficult because there was always something in it for the bowlers.

“I thought Dan Lawrence played a brilliant innings too.

“ It got a bit tight when they took two wickets in an over but Aaron Beard and myself have batted together loads over the years and we took the responsibility to get us over the line.”

Hampshire are currently second in the table, with two wins from their opening three games and sit 16 points behind Essex.