Wednesday 2 December 2009 

New Contract At Sussex For Luke Wright

New Contract At Sussex For Luke Wright
New Contract At Sussex For Luke Wright
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England all-rounder Luke Wright has put pen to paper on a new three-year Sussex deal which should see him remain at Hove until the end of the 2012 season.

24-year-old Wright scored 637 first-class runs for Sussex in 2009 although that wasn't enough to prevent relegation in the County Championship and he also played key roles in their successes in both the ECB Twenty20 Cup and the NatWest Pro40.

He went on to play in England's Champions Trophy campaign where they reached the semi-finals and was then named in England's Test squad to tour South Africa.

"The contract extension is exciting for me and I want to be a big part of a bright future for the club," Wright said.

"I love playing for Sussex and the county have been great in helping me achieve my goal of playing for England.  I look forward to winning more trophies with this remarkable club in years to come."

Mark Robinson, Professional Cricket Manager, added: "Luke is one of the most exciting young players in the country and we're delighted that he has committed to the club for the immediate future."