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George Garton to remain with Sussex until 2020

George Garton made his first-class debut with Sussex in 2016
George Garton made his first-class debut with Sussex in 2016

Sussex have confirmed contract extension for young seamer George Garton that will keep him with the English county club until 2020.

The news follows days after the 20-year-old received his first call-up to the England squad for the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI in Townsville as a cover to Jake Ball, who is nursing a sprained ankle ahead of the Ashes series in Australia.

Garton, who was a member of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup squad made his professional cricket debut with Sussex in 2016 and has played nine first-class, 15 List A and 12 Twenty20 matches in which he snared 54 wickets combined.

Garton is delighted to remain with Sussex and is hoping to contribute to the club's success.

“I’m delighted to have signed an extension at Sussex.

“Having come through the system since the Under-10s, it’s great to be part of such a great club and a very strong squad which can hopefully push for trophies in the next few years and beyond.”

Sussex’s Director of Cricket Keith Greenfield added: “It is fantastic that George, like all of our other young talent, has committed himself to the club for the foreseeable future. It is exciting times ahead for this group.

“George has pace, which is a valuable asset, and his white ball skills are developing quickly.

“He has come through our system since he was a young lad and we want to make sure he continues to grow and fulfil his potential and cricketing aspirations with us.”

Following the tour game against Cricket Australia XI, Garton is set to rejoin the Lions squad for their winter training camp in Brisbane and Perth.

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