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CONTRACT NEWS: Chris Nash signs new three-year contract extension at Sussex

27-Feb-2016

Sussex are delighted to announce that Chris Nash has signed a new three-year extension to his contract, which sees him remain at Hove until at least the end of the 2018 season.

Born locally in Cuckfield, Nash made his first-class debut for Sussex back in 2002 and has since gone on to play 150 first-class matches for the club, scoring over 9,000 runs, with his highest score of 184 coming against Leicestershire in 2010. He made 866 first-class runs for Sussex in 2015.

He is also closing in on 3,000 runs in List A cricket for Sussex, and 2,500 runs for the Sharks in the T20 format. His off-spin has also yielded 151 wickets across all formats.

The 32 year-old has been in Cape Town recently with team-mate Ben Brown for a five-week spell to work with the Gary Kirsten Academy, before returning into Sussex’s pre-season preparations.

Nash said of his new deal, “It’s a really exciting time to commit my future to the club. It is nice to know that I’m going to be here at least until I’m 35. This is my home club, I’ve played here since the age of seven and to commit now is a great thing for me.

“It’s an exciting time with Luke Wright taking over as captain. I’m looking forward to playing under him and hopefully over the next three years I can really hit my best form.

“My aim is to score heavily in all forms and to win trophies. I still dream of playing for my country, and this, alongside winning trophies for Sussex, is what drives me to keep improving.”

Sussex’s Head Coach Mark Davis said, “I am delighted that Chris has extended his contract at Sussex. He is an integral part of the squad in all forms of the game and has a significant role to play in the coming years.

“Aside from his immense ability, he is a senior player at the club and his influence and leadership in the dressing room is vital to our future success.”

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