Sussex CCC sign Tom Alsop on permanent deal
Tom initially joined this summer on season-long long deal but having made an impressive start to the season in both the LV= Insurance County Championship and T20 Vitality Blast, has now been tied down on a permanent contract until at least 2025.
The left-handed batsman hit his first half century for Sussex this year in the County Championship game against Durham, and then backed it up in the following game against Middlesex, reaching 113 in his first innings and then 66 in his second.
Tom has continued his impressive County Championship form in the T20 Blast and kicked off his campaign with an outstanding knock of 65 not-out to help the Sharks to their first victory of the summer.
Having settled so quickly at Hove, Alsop is delighted to have made the move permanent: “To sign permanently for Sussex is great news. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Sussex and I’m glad that I have made a decent start to the season in both formats of the game.
“I’d like to thank Hampshire and I’d like to say a massive thank you to the coaching staff at Sussex for believing in me and to everybody else who has made me feel at home so quickly.”
Sussex Head Coach, Ian Salisbury commented on the signing: “Tom has settled in brilliantly so far, my aim was to get the best version of Tom Alsop and I believe we are already starting to see that now.
“If you make somebody feel valued and believe in them, then I believe you will see the best version of that person, and the best version of Tom Alsop is a fantastic cricketer.
“We have a lot of young cricketers in the team and Tom is someone who, in his mid-twenties, gives us some added experience. I am sure Tom will be a huge success in years to come.”
The two-year permanent deal will become active upon the conclusion of Tom’s current loan deal on November 1st 2022.