Sussex have signed young seamer Sean Hunt.

The 19-year-old is a product of Surrey's academy, where he has caught the eye with his performances.

Hunt was named as Surrey's academy player of the year in 2019, the same year that he made his second team debut, playing one Championship and four Trophy matches.

Last summer, he impressed for a Young Lions South team against Young Lions North, as he took eight wickets in a four-day match.

Hunt played alongside Sussex's Jamie Atkins and Henry Crocombe, as well as pathway player James Coles in the South team.

After signing his first professional contract, Hunt said:“I am really looking forward to starting my journey playing cricket for Sussex.

"The approach from Sussex came completely out of the blue – but when the offer came to play for a such prestigious county, I had no hesitation in accepting such a fantastic opportunity.

“I am fortunate enough to be spending the winter in Australia with the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy in Adelaide, where I am focused on improving my cricketing skills in preparation for the upcoming season.

"As part of my development in Australia I am playing grade cricket for West Torrens CC and this is really helping me to put into practise the training from the Academy.

“I will be joining the squad in March or April and I can’t wait to return to Sussex, meet the rest of the squad and challenge for a place in any of the teams.”

Sussex red-ball and one-day head coach, Ian Salisbury said: “To have Jamie Atkins and Henry Crocombe training with the England Young Lions squad already, and now to add a further member Sean Hunt to our squad is very exciting.

“Sean has huge potential and fits into our strategy of developing young cricketers of the right talent and attitude to bring sustained success to Sussex and produce England cricketers.”