18-year-old Matthew Machan has been handed a Junior Pro contract by Sussex, keeping him with the club until the end of the 2011 season.
Machan, an aggressive left-hand batsman, has been playing for the Sussex Second XI and in the Sussex Premier League having progressed through the youth system and Academy at Hove.
Matt Machan said: "I am extremely excited to have signed for Sussex for the next two years. I have put a lot of hard work in to getting where I am but realise this is only the start. This is a great opportunity at a very successful club."
Mark Robinson, Professional Cricket Manager, said: “Matt is a promising cricketer who’s going to be our first ever junior pro. He deserves our support to help fulfil his dream of becoming a successful county cricketer and we are very excited about the talent and potential that this young batsman holds.”
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