Sean Hunt has extended his contract at Sussex until 2026.

But fellow seamer Jamie Atkins is leaving the club.

Hunt is now committed at Hove until at least 2026 after extending his terms by two years.

Head coach Paul Farbrace said via a statement: “I’m delighted Sean has extended his contract with us.

“He was one of our real breakthroughs last summer.

“Sean grew in confidence and started to show the quality that he has.

"He is a fantastic team man, really popular with everyone at the club, and a player we all want to succeed.

"The whole coaching and support staff are rightly very proud of Sean and all have really high hopes for his continued development and progress."

Atkins, who comes from Horsham, will be stepping away from professional cricket.

He said: “I’d like to thank Sussex for the three years I’ve had as a cricketer, helping me to fulfil a dream of mine since I was a kid.

"I’m disappointed I didn’t push on from a good start in 2021.

“However, I’ve had time to move on and start thinking about life after cricket.

"I’d like to thank the lads in the dressing room who made life as a professional cricketer a joy to be with.

"I’ll keep supporting the boys and staying in touch with the club, and I’m looking forward to seeing them push for promotion next year.”