Jack Carson has signed a new deal at Sussex.

The 22-year-old off-spinner has agreed a three-year extension with the county.

He has been with the club since the under-12s and burst on to the first-team scene during the shortened 2020 season.

Carson, who hails from Northern Ireland but can play for England, appears to be moving into a key stage of his young career.

Having seen his eye-catching initial progress interrupted by a knee injury, he has returned this season with 14 Championship wickets to date at an average a shade over 50.

He is seen as one of the few young spinning hopes available to England and was part of the Lions tour of Sri Lanka, where he took nine wickets in two first-class matches.

Carson is also a handy operator with the bat.

He has two Championships 50s in nine innings this season and averages 35.85.

Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace says he is excited about Carson’s potential.

He added: “We are all really pleased he has committed his next stage of his development to working with us all at Sussex, and in turn helping the club to progress as well.

“Jack has a fantastic attitude to go with his high level of skill and is a natural leader in our team.”