Sussex vice-captain Chris Nash has signed a new two-year extension to his current contract that takes him until at least the end of the 2016 season.

Nash, 29, who made his first-class debut for Sussex in 2002, has made over 10,000 career runs for the County and was named in the PCA Team of the Year at the end of the 2012 season. Nash is currently spending his winter playing club cricket for Western Province in South Africa, along with fellow Sussex team-mates Michael Rippon and Kirk Wernars. He was named the county’s new vice-captain last month with his opening partner Ed Joyce as captain.

He said: “I am delighted to have signed for the next four years at the club which I have been at since I was nine. Our success over the past decade has been great to be part of and I look forward to continuing that with what is shaping up to be a very strong squad for 2013.

“Personally, I want to continue my good form across all competitions again next season and continue to push for higher honours.”

Mark Robinson, Sussex’s professional cricket manager said, “It is good news for the club to know that Chris will be here for a minimum of the next four years, as we embark on an important time for the Club. It is not only Chris’s proven abilities with the bat and ball that we will be relying on, but also his ability to support and lead the team in his role as vice-captain.”