Sussex skipper Ben Brown has signed a contract extension at Hove.

Brown was officially appointed the club’s 52nd captain in March having taken over the reins on a short-term basis this time last year.

He said: “I’m very pleased to commit my future to the club. I am excited by the challenge of captaincy and I’m determined to help lead the club in the right direction.

“I feel as a club we are making good progress and I’m looking forward to all the challenges that lie ahead both as a captain and a player.

“It’s my ambition to win trophies with my home club and I hope we’ll be able to realise this ambition in the near future.”

Sussex’s head coach Jason Gillespie added: “Ben is a hugely important member of our squad and he has led the side very well in the Championship and one-day competition so far this season.

“It’s a challenging job being a top-order batsman, ‘keeper and captain, and I’ve been really impressed with how Ben has handled that responsibility.

“I’m really looking forward to working with him and watching him continue to grow in the seasons to come.”