Phil Salt is set for a new white-ball challenge after scooping a Sussex double.

The opener was named young player of the year and also took the performance of the year award for his rapid 148 in the Championship win over Derbyshire.

Next stop once the English season is under way is Abu Dhabi and a chance to further his Twenty20 reputation.

He told The Argus: “I’m really chuffed to receive these awards.

“You see the names on the trophy and they are players who have gone on to forge successful first-class careers.

“I’m just glad my name can be put down on the dame trophy as them.

“You’ve got Browny (skipper Ben Brown), Wellsy (Luke Wells), people like Rory Hamilton-Brown, really good cricketers.

“I’m really grateful to be recognised.”

Salt’s explosive batting helped Sussex to the final of the Vitality Blast and did not go un-noticed overseas.

He revealed: “I’m going to Abu Dhabi to play in their Twenty20 for Lahore Qalanders.

“I’ve kept it under wraps for about a month.

“I didn’t really want to distract from playing for Sussex because this is my main focus, “It’s really exciting and hopefully I can go and take the opportunity out there and push on.”

Ollie Robinson, who has taken 67 wickets at 19s, was Sussex's Championship player of the year.

Laurie Evans was named Sussex’s white-ball player of the year, Will Beer was team man of the year and David Bowden won the Chairman’s Award to recognise his long and sizeable contribution to the club.