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LEWIS: Seamer Jon signs on at Hove


Sussex CCC are delighted to announce the signing of vastly experienced seamer Jon Lewis on a one-year contract.

The 38 year-old arrives at The County Ground on the back of his release from Surrey at the end of the season.

Lewis has been a consistent wicket-taker in county cricket for almost two decades, having made his first-class debut in 1995. He has taken over 800 wickets in the four-day format, both with Gloucestershire and more latterly Surrey where he has spent the last two seasons.

He has also taken over 300 wickets in List A competition and claimed 62 scalps in Twenty20 cricket. Lewis has played international cricket for England across all three formats of the game, featuring in the Test Match against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge in 2006, 13 One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches between 2005 and 2007.

Lewis said of his move to Hove, “I'm really excited to be joining Sussex, a club I have admired from a distance for a long time and I'm looking forward to a new challenge in my career.

“I am really confident that I can make valuable contributions to the team across all competitions. Sussex have a strong squad that in my opinion is close to winning more trophies and I want to help them achieve this.”

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said, “It is great news to have Jon on board for the 2014 season. He brings a wealth of experience and knowhow. He is still remarkably fit and ambitious as to what he wants to achieve in the game.

“Jon bowled really well for Surrey last year in the Twenty20 competition, so he will not only give increased competition in the four-day team, but will give us greater options in one-day cricket.”

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