Blaster Brown rewarded with Sussex contract extension

Ben Brown
Ben Brown

Eastbourne wicket-keeper batsman Ben Brown was delighted to sign a contract extension with Sussex Cricket Club this week.

Brown, who turned 23 last week, signed a two-year deal at the end of the 2010 season and the extension will see the free-scoring batsman remain at the County Ground until the end of the 2013 season.

He played 10 of Sussex’s matches on their return to Division One of the LV County Championship in 2011, nine Friends Life t20 games and eight Clydesdale Bank 40 matches.

He reached three figures against Yorkshire in the LV CC draw at Scarborough in August and smashed an unbeaten half-century from just 30 balls to lead the Sharks to victory over the same opponents in a televised CB40 encounter.

Brown who has four Sussex centuires to his name and has amassed more than 1,000 first class runs said, “This is where I have grown up playing my cricket and I want to continue here in the future. Hopefully I can now look to cement my place in the first team.”

Sussex’s Captain Michael Yardy said, “Ben has continued to establish himself as a first team player. This will give him further time to develop his game and work hard to produce excellent performances in seasons to come.”

LEFT: Ben Brown shows the style that has impressed the Sussex management