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Big deal for Liddle

Sussex left-arm seamer Chris Liddle, a limited-overs specialist for the Sharks, has signed a new two-year contract until the end of the 2015 season.

Left-armer Chris Liddle was Sussex's leading wicket-taker in the FLt20 for a second straight season this term

The 29-year-old joined the county in 2006 and, following his recovery from injury, has been their most consistent limited-overs bowler for the past two campaigns.

He was their leading Yorkshire Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 wicket-taker this year, with 19 and 11 scalps respectively. In 2012 he also topped the Sharks’ FLt20 list, including a career-best of 5-17 against Middlesex Panthers. His form earned him a place in the Dhaka Gladiators team that won the Bangladesh Premier League earlier this year.

Liddle said: “I’m delighted to have signed for another two years with Sussex. I’ve had a good last couple of seasons, particularly in Twenty20, and I’m determined to continue that form and hopefully help the team progress further.

“We want to be challenging for trophies every season in all formats of the game and I want to keep contributing by taking wickets and helping the team win matches.”

Sussex professional cricket manager Mark Robinson said: “Lids is one of the best one-day bowlers in the country and he is also very determined to break through into the four-day team. It is that type of hunger to improve and deliver that always excites the coaches.”

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