Wernars sticks with Sussex
Promising all-rounder Kirk Wernars has signed a new two-year contract with Sussex until the end of the 2013 season.
The 20-year-old left-handed batsman and right-armed seamer, who was born in Cape Town, has extended the one-year deal he penned early this year.
During a season when he scored heavily and took wickets for the second XI, Wernars also broke into Sussex’s first team. He played three LV=County Championship matches, making 104 runs in four innings - including 53 against Worcestershire in mid-August - and taking four wickets. He also appeared twice in the Friends Life t20.
Wernars said: “It’s fantastic for me to sign a new contract and I’m really excited to be here for another two years.
“This season was a learning curve and it was great to see how the club operates both on and off the field.
“I’ve now got time to re-assess and improve my game over the winter and I’ll be aiming to make more of an impact in the first team across all three formats next season.”
Professional cricket manager Mark Robinson said: “Kirk has shown early signs that he has it in him to be a very good all-rounder in future years for the club and we are delighted that he has committed himself for a further two years.”