Sussex contract extension for star cricketer Callum

Callum Jackson
Callum Jackson

Eastbourne’s Callum Jackson has signed a new contract with Sussex County Cricket Club, the club have confirmed.

The deal will see the young wicketkeeper-batsman stay at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground for the 2015 season at least.

Jackson, 20, finished as second top run-scorer in the Second Eleven in red-ball cricket in 2014, hitting 653 runs at an average of over 40, including a best of 172 against Middlesex.

He made his first-class debut for Sussex in the summer of 2013 against the Australian touring team, a season in which he made his first-team bow in all three formats of the game at Hove.

“I’m looking forward to building on the successes I had in the second team last year and I hope to challenge for a first team spot, even as solely a batsman if the need arises,” Jackson said.

“I’m proud to continue as a Sussex player and to be part of the squad, which looks very exciting for the 2015 season.”

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said, “Callum had an encouraging first year as a full-time professional and we look forward to him making further strides and starting to push hard for a first-team spot.”

Jackson is one of three youngsters who will extend their stay at Hove.Will Beer and Steffan Piolet have both signed deals for 2015 as well,

Crawley-born Beer has mainly been deployed in one-day cricket for Sussex and made a huge impact during 2014, taking 13 wickets in the Sharks’ NatWest T20 Blast campaign, and also starred in the Royal London One-Day Cup, leading Sussex to victory with the bat against Durham

All-rounder Piolet returned to his home county at the end of the 2013 campaign from Warwickshire and went on to figure across all formats of the game for Sussex in the 2014 season.

He took 15 wickets in Sussex’s T20 campaign.