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Matt Machan signs new two-year contract with home county Sussex

Matt Machan: New deal for young Sussex batsman

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Young batsman Matt Machan has signed a new two-year deal with Sussex.

Brighton-born left-hander Machan, 22, is a product of the county's age group system and has been playing for the Sharks since he turned 13.

He made his maiden first-class century this season against Somerset at Taunton and played a starring role in Sussex's Yorkshire Bank 40 team, averaging 64.25.

His form was enough to secure a first international call with Scotland, for whom he qualifies through his parents, and he made his maiden ODI century when scoring 114 against Kenya in June.

"I'm delighted to have signed a new contract with Sussex. After having a breakthrough season this year, there was only one place that I could see me playing my cricket over the next couple of years," Machan said.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me to get to where I am now and I will continue to work hard to achieve my current and future goals."