Priory ace nets Sussex deal

Harry Finch with his Sussex cap ahead of making his first class debut against Durham
Harry Finch with his Sussex cap ahead of making his first class debut against Durham

Hastings Priory star Harry Finch has signed a new deal with Sussex County Cricket Club.

The young all-rounder from St Leonards has been awarded a new two-year contract following his first season as a junior professional at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, Hove.

The Hastings-born 18-year-old is a product of Sussex’s Age Group and Academy system, and made both his first-class and List A debuts in 2013, against Durham and the Netherlands respectively.

Finch has also been a regular in the England under-19 set-up over the past 12 months and has recently been selected for the under-19 tour of the UAE, in which England will play a tri-series against Pakistan and the UAE during December.

Finch said: “Obviously I’m thrilled to be awarded the contract and I’ve been working towards this for a few years now. But I know it is only the beginning and there is a lot of hard work to be done in the future.

“It has been pleasing to make my first team debuts and it has been a really good experience. It has been a big learning curve and I’ve got so much from it.”

Sussex’s professional cricket manager Mark Robinson added: “It is always an exciting time when you offer a young player his first contract. Harry has everything infront of him and we look forward to seeing him fulfil his potential.”