Brown extends Sussex stay
Sussex have handed a two-year contract to wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Brown.
Brown, who turns 22 next month, is a product of the club’s youth and academy set-up and made over 500 first-class runs at an average of 43 in his nine appearances this summer.
He will now look to build on his performances in 2011 as Sussex return to Division One of the LV=County Championship.
Brown said: “I’m delighted to have been offered a new deal and to sign the contract, as I’m really looking to press on in the first team next season.
“There’s obviously no guaranteed selections but I’m looking forward to hopefully playing in Division One, building on what I’ve learnt and sealing a regular place.
“I’ll be staying here to work hard in the gym over the winter and maybe I’ll be able to get some cricket abroad after Christmas to really prepare for the new season.”
Sussex captain Michael Yardy added: “It’s great news that Ben has agreed to sign a new contract with the club.
“He has produced some excellent performances this season and is a very important player in our squad on and off the pitch.”