England Under-19 international George Garton has signed a two-year contract extension at Sussex.
A graduate of the Sussex Academy, the 18-year-old was only handed a junior professional deal last November but will now remain at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove until at least the end of the 2018 campaign.
Left-arm seamer Garton, born in Brighton, also played two matches for England at the recent ICC Under-19 World Cup.
Garton said: “Obviously I’m very happy. I’ve grown up playing my cricket here, from the under-10’s team, right through to the academy and I was delighted to sign a junior professional contract at the end of last year.
“It’s now nice to have that comfort zone for the next three years, it’s a cushion that means I can focus and concentrate on what happens on the pitch, and to perform and play as much cricket as possible.”
Sussex head coach Mark Davis added: “George is a young player with a very bright future. His potential as an all-rounder is very exciting and he has already shown glimpses of his talent at England Under-19 level.
“To have a young Sussex lad who has come through the system sign a long-term contract is very exciting, and is testament to our youth system in Sussex.”