Lewis Hatchett celebrates with teammates

Seamer Signs on for Sussex

Sussex seam bowler Lewis Hatchett has signed a new two-year contract which will keep him at the County Ground until 2016.

The Shoreham-born left-hander played eight times in the County Championship for Sussex in 2014, taking 22 wickets at an average of 44.27, with a best of 5 for 113 against Durham.

“I’m really happy to sign for another two years,” Hatchett told the club’s official website. “If I can keep improving like I did last year, and now I’m fully fit, then I know I can make an impact in the first team across all three formats.

“I was really happy to have performed roles like death bowling in one-day cricket and I felt I also improved in four-day cricket. If I have another good winter and work hard then I won’t be far from where I want to be.”

The 24-year-old, who took 20 wickets for the one-day side last season, made his debut for the club in 2010 after coming through the youth system.

Sussex Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said: “Lewis had a breakthrough season last year, playing in all competitions and is in a great place to really kick on now. We’re looking forward to seeing him progress over the next two years.”