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Evans Agrees Sussex Extension

Evans Agrees Sussex Extension

Batsman Laurie Evans has signed a new contract with Sussex that ties him to the club until after 2019. Sussex announced the new deal on their website, confirming that their leading run-scorer in the Vitality Blast this year will be staying “beyond the 2019 season”.

Overall, the 31-year-old struck 919 runs in 2018, making seven scores of over 50 as the Sharks made it all the way to the final of the Vitality Blast, while he also scored 243 runs in the 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup, with an average of 60.75.

Laurie said: “I’m really happy to have committed to Sussex. I have loved everything about the club since joining and hopefully we can have some great success with a talented young side.”

Head coach Jason Gillespie knows just how important the big-hitter is to Sussex’s T20 and one-day hopes moving forward.

He added: “We are very happy that Laurie has committed to Sussex. Although he has not had the opportunities he craves in four-day cricket, he certainly showed strong form in the shorter versions of the game.

“It was great to see Laurie take on the opportunity to bat higher in the order in the Vitality Blast in 2018 and have success with that. We look forward to 2019 with optimism.”

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