Phil Salt to remain at Sussex after signing two year contract

Phil Salt made his debut for Sussex in 2015
Phil Salt made his debut for Sussex in 2015
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Sussex Cricket has confirmed that top order batsman Phil Salt has penned a new two year contract with the club.

Salt has played seven apiece of first-class and List A games since his debut for the club in 2015 apart from featuring in 11 Twenty20 games as well.

In the previous season, the 21-year-old represented Sussex in two County Championship Division Two games in which he scored 100 runs with a highest score of 72 and also made a solitary appearance in the Natwest T20 Blast 2017 scoring unbeaten 28 runs in it.

Born in North Wales, Phil spent part of his childhood in Barbados where he played alongside Sussex teammate Jofra Archer. Phil spent two years in the Sussex Academy before signing a junior professional contract at the end of 2015 and his first full deal a year later.

Reacting to committing his future to Sussex, Phil said: “I’m thrilled to sign and be a part of a young Sussex squad who can work towards winning silverware in the future”.

Keith Greenfield, Sussex’s Director of Cricket added: “I’m really pleased Phil has committed himself to the club and that we can continue to develop his exciting talent into a consistent match winner”.

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