Wicketkeeper Callum Jackson is the latest victim of the financial cutbacks at Sussex.

Jackson, 21, is the fourth player to be released as the county look to streamline their squad for next season.

The former England under-19 international follows Ashar Zaidi, Chris Liddle and Steffan Piolet out of Hove with only Danny Briggs being signed, although Sussex have taken on three new players on junior professional contracts from their academy.

Jackson played just one game last season and the emergence of Craig Cachopa as a viable back-up to first choice wicketkeeper Ben Brown meant he was deemed surplus to requirements.

Coach Mark Davis said: “We had to reduce the size of the squad a little bit more and although Callum did pretty well at the back end of last year in the second team we felt we had the wicketkeeper’s position covered with Ben and Craig.

“He is a fantastic cricketer but sometimes you have to make tough decisions. I think he will go on to have a good career and we wish him well for the future.”

Jackson, from Eastbourne, featured in six limited overs games in 2013 and also made his solitary first class appearance against Australia.

However, and his only appearance in the last two seasons came in the washed out Royal London One-Day Cup clash with Essex at Hove in August.