Nash commits to Sussex
Sussex batsman Chris Nash has agreed a new three-year contract to keep him at the county until the end of the 2012 season.
The 26-year-old topped the Sussex batting charts last season with 1,298 runs at an average of 59 in the LV= County Championship.
Although he could not prevent Sussex being relegated, he helped them win the Twenty20 Cup and the final NatWest Pro40.
He was rewarded with a place in the England Performance Programme squad in South Africa this winter, and has capped a successful year by agreeing an extended deal at Hove.
“I am delighted to sign an extension which keeps me at Sussex until 2012,” Nash said. “2009 was a very successful year in one-day cricket for Sussex and also personally, but we were bitterly disappointed to be relegated in the championship.
“2010 is a huge season for us as we look to continue our one day success, but also bounce back immediately in the championship.
"Having been involved with the EPP over the past few weeks, I am really excited about the coming month in South Africa and will return to Sussex in the new year in great shape for next season, where we can put into practice all that we have learnt from last season and also our experiences in the Champions League in India.”
Sussex captain Mike Yardy added: “Chris has performed very well this year. He’s just now coming of age as a cricketer. He’s a great asset to the club and an important part of our future.”