Sussex skipper Joyce signs contract extension

Ed Joyce has been in sensational form with the bat this season

Ed Joyce has been in sensational form with the bat this season

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Skipper Ed Joyce has signalled his intention to end his career at Sussex after signing a two-year contract extension.

The deal will keep Joyce at Hove until the end of the 2016 season when he will be on the verge of turning 38.

Joyce has produced some of the best form of his career since joining Sussex from Middlesex in 2009 and his game has gone on to another level after becoming captain in 2012.

The 35-year-old batsman said: “Sussex has brought the best out of me as a player and I've loved every minute of my five years at the club.

“We have brilliant people in place at every level of the club and there's nowhere else I want to be until the end of my career. Therefore, I'm very happy the club have given me the opportunity to be at the club for another two seasons.”

Joyce has scored over 14,000 first-class runs across a distinguished career with nearly 5,500 of them coming in Sussex colours.

He left-hander won his 100th cap for Ireland earlier this year and also won 58 caps for England in limited overs cricket.

Joyce has made a sensational start to the summer, scoring three first class centuries as well as a 93 in the defeat to Somerset at Hove this week.

Sussex coach Mark Robinson said: “Ed has really grown into the role of captain and led by example both on and off the pitch.

“He has become one of the best batsmen in the country and everybody at the club is delighted that he will be finishing his career here at Hove”.

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10:39am Sat 3 May 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Great news about Joyce, I fear our failure to sign 1 or 2 decent middle order batsman will come back to haunt us, Prior, Wright, Nash, much needed
Great news about Joyce, I fear our failure to sign 1 or 2 decent middle order batsman will come back to haunt us, Prior, Wright, Nash, much needed Uckfield Seagull
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