Laurie Evans has extended his Sussex contract beyond the 2019 season.

Evans was Sussex’s player of the year for 2018 in white-ball formats.

He said: “I’m really happy to have committed to Sussex. I have loved everything about the club since joining and hopefully we can have some great success with a talented young side.”

Head coach Jason Gillespie added: “We are very happy that Laurie has committed to Sussex. Although he has not had the opportunities he craves in four-day cricket, he certainly showed strong form in the shorter versions of the game.

“It was great to see Laurie take on the opportunity to bat higher in the order in the Vitality Blast in 2018 and have success with that. We look forward to 2019 with optimism.”