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County cricket: Sussex sign former England bowler Jon Lewis

Jon Lewis: Sussex is next stop for experienced seamer

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Sussex have signed 38-year-old seamer Jon Lewis on a one-year contract following his release from Surrey at the end of the season.

The former England bowler, who made his first-class debut in 1995, has taken over 800 wickets in county cricket for Surrey and Gloucestershire.

Lewis said: "I'm really excited to be joining Sussex, a club I have admired from a distance for a long time and I'm looking forward to a new challenge in my career.

"I am really confident that I can make valuable contributions to the team across all competitions. Sussex have a strong squad that in my opinion is close to winning more trophies and I want to help them achieve this."

Sussex's Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said, "It is great news to have Jon on board for the 2014 season. He brings a wealth of experience and knowhow. He is still remarkably fit and ambitious as to what he wants to achieve in the game.

"Jon bowled really well for Surrey last year in the Twenty20 competition, so he will not only give increased competition in the four-day team, but will give us greater options in one-day cricket."