CRICKET : England batsman Ed Joyce has agreed a new three-year deal at Sussex.
England batsman Ed Joyce has agreed a new three-year deal at Sussex.
The Dublin-born player, who moved to Hove from Middlesex last year, scored three first-class hundreds in his maiden season with the club at an average of 41.08.
The former Ireland star also flourished in limited-overs cricket and was a key performer in the county’s Twenty20 Cup and NatWest Pro40 victories.
Joyce said: “I’ve really enjoyed my first year at the club and have settled in to the team and life on the south coast really well.
“The team had great success this year in the one-day arena and when I was offered a contract extension, I jumped at the chance. I am very much looking forward to the next few years at Sussex.”
Mike Yardy, Sussex captain, said: “Ed had a magnificent first season at the club and performed particularly well in the one-day form of the game. He is a great asset to the club and will play a vital role in getting Sussex back in the first division.”