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Sussex extend Magoffin deal

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Sussex have confirmed the signing of overseas seamer Steve Magoffin until the end of the 2013 season following his retirement from first-class cricket in Australia.

The Australian-born 32-year-old originally signed for the county for the first half of the 2012 season.

Yet, following a startling run of form in the LV= County Championship which has seen him claim 24 wickets, the club have moved to extend the opening bowler's stay.

Steve Magoffin

Steve Magoffin has extended his deal at Sussex until the end of 2013 after his retirement from first-class cricket in Australia

“I am very thankful to Sussex CCC, Mark Robinson and Michael Yardy, for all of their support so far this season and for having the faith in me to continue my first-class career with Sussex, beyond the 2012 summer,” said Magoffin.

“I have had a wonderful time in my career with Western Australia, and most recently winning the Sheffield Shield with Queensland, and with an addition to our family due in December, this is the right time for my wife and I to relocate to the UK.

“I am looking forward to continuing to contribute to the team both on and off the field and hope to enjoy the same success with Sussex as I did with Queensland last year, and bring some silverware back to Hove.”

Sussex’s professional cricket manager Mark Robinson said: “We are delighted to have secured such a dependable and important player for the rest of the season and the next.”

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