Sussex's winter rebuilding plans have been hit after Chris Jordan lost his England central contract yesterday.

Jordan had been given a central contract at the end of last season after bursting on to the international scene but has not been retained having missed a large part of the summer with a side injury.

It means the 26-year-old will be back on Sussex’s wage bill next season and will reduce the funds coach Mark Robinson has available to strengthen his squad.

Chairman Jim May said: “It obviously has a budgetary impact but on the other hand it might mean we see more of Chris next season which would be good news.”

Jordan, above, was one of three players to lose their central contracts along with Gary Ballance and Chris Woakes. All three have been retained on incremental contracts for the 2015-16 season which means Sussex will receive compensation from the ECB if Jordan misses county matches while on England duty.

Mark Wood – who replaced Jordan in the Test side for the series against New Zealand – has earned his first central contract along with limited overs captain Eoin Morgan while nine players have been retained.

Meanwhile, Sussex closed day two of the crunch LV Championship game at champions Yorkshire with the hosts on 55-1, a lead of 58.

Mike Yardy’s knock of 70 off just 81 balls helped Sussex recover from 70-5 to make 248 all out in reply to Yorkshire’s 251. Sussex will stay up if they avoid defeat.

Central contracts: Ali (Worc), Anderson (Lanc), Bell (Warks), Broad (Notts), Buttler (Lancs), Cook (Essex), Finn (Middx), Morgan (Middx), Root (Yorks), Stokes (Durham), Wood (Durham).

Incremental contracts: Bairstow (Yorks), Ballance (Yorks), Hales (Notts), Jordan (Sussex), Plunkett (Yorks), Rashid (Yorks), Woakes (Warks), Taylor (Notts).