Sussex boy Mason Crane is back with his home county on a one-month loan from Hampshire.

The Shoreham-born right-arm spinner could make his senior Sussex debut when Durham visit Hove in the Championship today (11am).

Sussex have also brought in Essex all-rounder Aaron Beard for a month.

Crane learnt to bowl spin playing on an unwanted patch of carpet laid out on the drive at the family home in Tarring.

He was infamously let go by Sussex when he was playing for the academy.

He was picked up by Hampshire and made great progress under their former spinner Raj Maru, who was coach at Lancing College.

Crane later told The Argus: “When I was eight or nine I got started at Worthing Cricket Club.

“Nobody in the family played but I watched the Ashes in 2005, that was my first memory and I started after that.

“I made some good mates at Worthing and really enjoyed it.

“They are guys I am still best mates with now.

“My dad didn’t play but he enjoyed watching.

“He used to take me to Hove to see Sussex and mum would take me down to Worthing when I was quite young.

“They acted as taxi drivers from there.”

Sussex’s bowling attack has been ravaged by injury and illness and they are keen for a lift after suffering two heavy defeats in their opening three games.

Head coach Ian Salisbury said: “I have worked with both Mason and Aaron when I coached them for England under-17s and 19s so I know their qualities as people and cricketers.”

Ollie Robinson and Steven Finn are again ruled out for Sussex, for whom Cheteshwar Pujara and Mohammad Rizwan will make home debuts.