Garton secures Sussex extension

13 November 2017 03:47:32 EST

The Sussex hierarchy want Ashes injury call-up George Garton to fulfil his potential at Hove after extending his deal with the club.

Left-armer Garton became the 12th member of the first-team squad to commit his future since September, with the announcement of his two-year supplement to his current contract coming just hours after he landed in Townsville as injury cover for England.

The 20-year-old has joined the Test squad temporarily following Jake Ball's ankle ligament sprain.

"It is fantastic that George, like all of our other young talent, has committed himself to the club for the foreseeable future. It is exciting times ahead for this group," said Sussex director of cricket Keith Greenfield.

"George has pace, which is a valuable asset, and his white-ball skills are developing quickly.

"He has come through our system since he was a young lad and we want to make sure he continues to grow and fulfil his potential and cricketing aspirations with us."

The former Sussex academy graduate is now secured on the playing staff until the end of the 2020 season.

In the shorter term he will join up with England Lions immediately after the full team's warm-up fixture against a Cricket Australia XI.

The Lions are taking part in two training camps in Australia - firstly a red-ball one in Brisbane, followed by a white-ball version in Perth.

Meanwhile, England are 5/2 to win the 2019 World Cup on home soil, while they can be backed at 5/1 to triumph at the 2020 World Twenty20.

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