Tuesday 20 January 2009 

New Three-Year Deal For Matt Prior At Sussex

New Three-Year Deal For Matt Prior At Sussex
New Three-Year Deal For Matt Prior At Sussex
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England wicket-keeper Matt Prior has signed a new three-year deal that will keep him at Sussex until the end of the 2011 season.

Prior was recalled to the England squad for the winter tour to india after scoring 983 first-class runs and 446 One Day runs and he regained his place in both One Day Internationals and Tests.

“I am delighted to sign this new three year contract with Sussex," Prior said. "As a club, we’ve had great success over the last few years and with this new era led by Robbo and Mike (Yardy), I am certain there will be plenty more to come.  Mike Yardy will be a fantastic leader and, with the exciting signings we’ve made, the club is in a great place.

“Sussex is a special place to play your cricket, not only because of the team spirit shown by all the players and management, but also the fantastic support shown by all the members and supporters of the club.”

Club captain Yardy added: "Matt signing long term for Sussex is fantastic news.  Not only a quality international player, he is Sussex through and through and understands what the Club is about and where we are looking to go in the future.”

Johannesburg-born Prior first played for Sussex in 2001, has also represented the MCC and has 12 Test caps and 33 ODI caps to his name. Prior's first Test appearance came in the summer of 2007 when he hit a century at Lord's. He has since hit four further half-centuries and one more in ODIs.

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