Machan signs new three-year deal with Sussex

Matt Machan in action for Sussex last season
Matt Machan in action for Sussex last season

SUSSEX County Cricket Club have announced that batsman Matt Machan has committed himself to the club by penning a new three-year contract at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.

The 24 year-old, who scored 955 LV=County Championship runs during the 2015 season, has put pen to paper and will remain at Sussex until at least the end of the 2018 campaign.

The Brighton-born left-hander made three centuries in four-day cricket, making his career-best score of 192 against Somerset at Taunton.

Machan also smashed a century on the opening day of the season at Hove, against Worcestershire, with his other ton coming against Nottinghamshire at Horsham.

The Scotland International also hit 377 runs in white-ball cricket, with his unbeaten 52 against Hampshire helping the Sharks to a stunning NatWest T20 Blast victory at the Ageas Bowl, as he and Craig Cachopa put on 144 for the fourth-wicket.

Machan said of his deal at Sussex: “I’m absolutely delighted.

“I’ve played at the club since I was 10 and to sign for at least another three years is fantastic.

“I obviously want to play for Sussex and I feel the club is moving forward with a young squad. Three years definitely gives me that security to try and become a real senior player at this club, and to kick on next year and win games of cricket for Sussex.”

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said: “Matt had a very good year and learnt his lessons from a hard 2014 season.

“He’s got everything in place to become a very dangerous player in all competitions.

“As a homegrown player, he’s the type of character and player who will carry us forward in the future.”

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