Sussex sign teenaged Tom Haines for multi-year contract

Having signed his first professional contract with Sussex in October 2017, Tom Haines has been awarded a full time contract by the county club on Monday (August 6).

Haines made his first-class debut in 2016 against Kent and had a sombre start as he got out for a duck. But in this season, Tom managed to pile up a ton against Durham which helped his case.

The youngster said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract here at my home club and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”

A product of the Sussex Academy, Haines led the Sussex 2nd XI against Hampshire in May 2018.

Former Australia fast bowler and Sussex’s coach – Jason Gillespie – was pleased with Tom’s signing. “Tom’s a young player who I believe has a big future in the game and I’m very pleased that he has signed on with the club for the next chapter of his career,” Gillespie said. “He made the most of his call-up against Durham in the Championship earlier this season and I am sure if he continues to perform he will have plenty more opportunities to come.”

The left-handed Haines has so far featured in 4 first-class games for Sussex, who are placed second in the points table of the Second Division Championship.

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