Sussex spinner Jack Carson has thanked Sussex head coach Ian Salisbury and performance director Keith Greenfield for the roles they have played in helping to sign a new multi-year contract at the club.

The 20-year-old spinner has been with Sussex since the age of 12 after coming over from Ireland.

But since making his debut last, he has caught the eyes with his displays.

In his first 11 first-class matches, the pathway graduate has taken 37 wickets at an average of 25.16, including two five-wicket hauls.

During the last two domestic seasons only two England-qualified spinners – Matt Critchley (38 at 31.89) and Amar Virdi (42 at 28.14) – have taken more first-class wickets than the Ulsterman.

But Carson has praised the roles that Greenfield and Salisbury have played in his development.

He said: “I’d like to thank Keith Greenfield for his help and belief in me the last few years and for Ian Salisbury’s continued expertise both as a coach and human being.

“He’s been an amazing help both on and off the field for me as I continue to develop.

“I’d also like to thank the backroom staff who have worked tirelessly with me to keep me out on the park this season and last season which has given me the platform to perform and secure my future here.”

Carson is now aiming to achieve success with Sussex.

He said: “It’s been an amazing eight years so far being involved with the county and I am looking forward to the next few years as part of this exciting young squad.

“I strongly believe that if the talented young players we have here continue to develop, we will bring success to Sussex in the near future.”