Harry Finch has been rewarded with a first professional contract at Sussex, the club have announced.
The 18-year-old has signed a two-year deal at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground following a season in which he made his debut at first-class and List A levels.
Finch, who has been selected in the England Under-19 squad to play Pakistan and United Arab Emirates in December, was delighted to sign the deal.
“Obviously I’m thrilled to be awarded the contract and I’ve been working towards this for a few years now," he said. "But I know it is only the beginning and there is a lot of hard work to be done in the future.
“It has been pleasing to make my first-team debuts and it has been a really good experience. It has been a big learning curve and I’ve got so much from it.”
Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson added: “It is always an exciting time when you offer a young player his first contract. Harry has everything in front of him and we look forward to seeing him fulfil his potential.”