Magoffin extends Sussex deal

Paceman Steve Magofiin has committed his future to Sussex after signing a one-year contract extension at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

The tall Australian-born seamer, who has weighed in with 267 first-class wickets in 63 matches for the county, will now remain at Sussex until at least the end of the 2017 season.

The 36-year-old, who has featured as an overseas player since his arrival in 2012, recently had his British citizenship application accepted meaning he will now begin the 2016 season as a local player.

Magoffin’s 69 wickets in 2015 helped him finish second in the Specsavers County Championship Division One wicket-taking standings and is pleased to have put pen to paper.

“It’s great for me to commit again to Sussex. I’ve had four really enjoyable years here,” he said.  

“I’ve loved every minute of it. Hopefully this coming season we can put a good performance together as a group and move back up a division, as well as doing well in white-ball cricket.

“I’ve got the British citizenship through now which is great. It took a little bit longer than we hoped, but we got there in the end. It is good news for Sussex as it allows Ross Taylor   to come over here as an overseas, and I can continue as a local player.”

Sussex head coach Mark Davis was delighted to extend Magoffin’s deal.

“To have Steve extend his contract is a great boost to the club. Steve has been immense since joining the club in 2012, and we look forward to his continued success at Sussex,” Davis said.

“He is not only a high-class performer, but a fantastic role model to all at the club, and will play a major role in leading the Sussex attack in 2016.”


Source: ECB

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