Wright Pens Contract Extension

By Daniel White

Sussex’s hard-hitting batsman Luke Wright has signed a three-year extension to his contract at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com Country Ground which will keep him at Hove until at least 2018.

Wright, 29, has been at the club for a decade now and after enjoying one of his best seasons to date in 2014, smashing 933 runs at an average of 51.83 in the County Championship, he is excited to extend his stay.

“I’m delighted to have signed for the next four years at Sussex. I absolutely love this club,” Wright told the club’s website. “I was really proud of my performance last year but it is only really satisfying when that contributes to winning trophies. I truly believe we will over the next four years.”

The one-day England international has racked up 50 ODI and 51 Twenty20 performances for England but has found himself out in the cold since the T20 defeat by the West Indies in March; a situation that only benefits Sussex.

“Luke has been in outstanding form for a period of time now,” explains Sussex’s manager Mark Robinson. “He has long been seen as one of the leading one-day and T20 players in the world but he has really come into his own in red-ball cricket in recent times he matures into a more complete player.

“So for him to commit himself for the nest four years is great news for all concerned as we look forward to next season.”