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JACKSON: Callum signs new one-year deal with Sussex

11-Oct-2013

Sussex CCC have announced that young wicket-keeper batsman Callum Jackson has signed a new one-year contract at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.

The 19 year-old from Eastbourne has come up through the ranks at Hove, having been a part of the County Age Group Squads.

He signed Junior Professional terms before start of the 2013 season and went on to make his debut in all three formats of cricket, including his first-class debut in the showpiece Tour Match against the Australians in July.

Jackson, who will spend much of this winter playing Grade Cricket in Australia, said of his new deal, “I’m happy and very honoured to have signed a contract for the County I was born in.

“Sussex have a reputation for having produced a long line of wicket-keepers and that’s another thing that makes it so special. I know that this is only the start of a long journey and there is lots of work to be done.”

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said, “Callum showed at the back end of the season that he was comfortable in the first-team environment.

“He has a lot of hard work infront of him but with a lot of determination there is nothing to stop him having a long and successful career.”

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