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PRIOR: Matt signs two-year contract extension with Sussex

04-Apr-2014

Matt Prior in action for Sussex at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground

Sussex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that their England wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior has signed a two-year contract extension with the County, which will see him remain at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, Hove until at least the end of the 2015 season.

The 32 year-old former Brighton College student made his first-class debut for Sussex well over a decade ago in 2001, before being awarded his county cap in 2003. He went on to make his England Test debut in 2007 against the West Indies at Lord’s.

He has made nearly 13,000 first-class runs in his career, which includes 75 Test matches for England, making him one of their most capped wicketkeepers.

Over 7,500 of those runs have come in Sussex colours and he has racked up 18 first-class centuries for his county in 144 matches.

After penning a new deal at Hove, Prior said, “I'm absolutely delighted to sign another contract for Sussex. It is an honour to continue to be part of the club where I have spent my professional career and Hove is a very special place to me.

"I am very much looking forward to helping Sussex compete for trophies again this season and I hope to be a part of future success, something I know that everyone connected with the club works very hard for."

Mark Robinson, Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager said, “We’re really delighted to have Matt confirmed for the next two summers.

“He not only brings an incredible playing talent but a lot of experience with him every time he wears the Sussex Martlets.”

Hear more from Robbo on Matt Prior and the season in general by clicking HERE, courtesy of BBC Sport

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