HARRISON Ward has signed a contract at Sussex CCC for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

The deal makes the 22-year-old available mainly for the white ball matches of the season, he will also be able to complete his studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

The left-handed batter and part-time off-spinner made his first team debut this summer when he appeared in three first-class, two List-A and six T20 matches, including Sussex Sharks’ Vitality Blast semi-final at Edgbaston.

After signing his contract, Harrison said: “I’m delighted to have signed my first professional contract with the club that I’ve been involved with since the age of 15.

“I want to thank the club for giving me this opportunity and, with a winter behind me, hopefully I can contribute to winning games of cricket for Sussex next season.

“We have a good group of young players and, if we work hard, hopefully, we can build something special at the club.”