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Hobden agrees new Sussex deal

Young seamer Matthew Hobden has signed a two-year contract to remain at Sussex.

Young seamer Matthew Hobden has signed a senior professional contract to remain at Sussex until 2016

The 21-year-old is a product of the academy at the BrigtonandHoveJobs.com County Ground and made his List A debut last year in a Yorkshire Bank 40 win over eventual champions Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

“It’s really nice to have the security of a new contract until the end of 2016,” said Hobden, who had signed a junior professional deal last June.

“It’s great that Sussex are backing me for that length of time, especially having come back from injury and I can now pace myself in terms of getting back to full fitness.

“I can solely concentrate on cricket now as I am about to finish university, so I’ll be looking to prove myself in the second team and hopefully knock on the door of the first XI very soon.”

Sussex’s professional cricket manager Mark Robinson said: “Matt is an exciting young player, who if he keeps his feet on the ground, should have a good career.

“He is working hard to get back up to fitness and should be soon starting to compete for a place in all forms of the game.

“We look forward to watching him develop over the next couple of years.”

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