Lewis Hatchett has signed a new one-year contract

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Sussex CCC have announced that left-arm seamer Lewis Hatchett has signed a new one-year contract with the County.

The new deal will see the Shoreham-born bowler stay at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, Hove until at least the end of next season.

The 23 year-old signed a three-year contract with the Club in 2010, the year he made his first-class and LV=County Championship debuts for Sussex. In 2013, he broke into the one-day setup for the first time as he made his bow in both List A and Twenty20 cricket.

He also impressed in the Tour Match against the Australians at Hove as he claimed top-order scalps in both innings.

Hatchett said of his new contract, “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract with my home county. I felt I made plenty of progress last season, particularly with breaking into the one-day teams and playing more white-ball cricket.

“I look forward to pushing for a place in all three formats of the game and helping Sussex to be successful.”

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said, “Lewis showed real signs of progress last year and we hope with another good winter behind him he will really start to impact in all forms of the game next season.”

 There was some success for Sussex players over the weekend at the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates but despite their efforts, their respective sides were defeated.

Matt Machan smashed 54 from only 39 balls for Scotland at the Sharjah Stadium but they failed to chase down Afghanistan’s 171 for 6, as they managed 154 for 6 from their 20 overs. Machan is back in action today at the Dubai Cricket Academy as the Scots take on Nepal.

Michael Rippon was amongst the runs for the Netherlands as he hit an unbeaten 50 from only 40 balls, but they couldn’t overhaul Papua New Guinea’s mammoth 193 for 3, which included an unbeaten century from Tony Ura. PNG can also include former England Test wicket keeper Geraint Jones amongst their ranks in this tournament.

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