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James Coles signs contract extension with Sussex CCC

James Coles signs contract extension with Sussex CCC
James Coles signs contract extension with Sussex CCC
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Sussex Cricket is delighted to announce that allrounder James Coles has signed a three-year contract extension with the Club.

Coles, a product of the Sussex and Oxfordshire development partnership, signed a professional contract with Sussex in 2021 and has gone on to feature in 10 First-Class and 12 List-A matches.

The left-arm spinning allrounder has made four First-Class half-centuries for Sussex and made his best knock of 74 against Gloucestershire in the County Championship in April of this year.

With the ball he has picked up 11 First-Class wickets, with best figures of 3-35, as well as taking 17 wickets in his 12 List-A appearances.

As well as breaking into the Sussex first team, Coles has featured numerous times for England U19s and was part of the squad that toured Australia in the Winter, where he made his highest international score of 54 against Australia U19s.

Speaking on the new deal, James Coles said: “I’m really excited to continue being part of what is such an exciting time at Sussex.

“I can’t wait for what is hopefully going to be a positive future here for the next few years and hopefully a few more!”

Sussex head coach, Paul Farbrace added: “James has really impressed me with not only his high level of skill, but his approach to the game.

“He really looks like a player who will have an excellent future. He is a genuine all-rounder, who can bat anywhere in the top order and continue to develop his bowling.

“I’m really looking forward to watching him develop in the coming seasons.”