Phil Salt has signed a new two-year contract with Sussex keeping him at the club until at least the end of 2019.

The 21-year-old Sussex Academy graduate made his maiden first-class half century in 2017, scoring 72 during the Specsavers County Championship win against Durham in September.

Salt has made seven first class appearances and featured in 18 limited overs matches for Sussex since making his first team debut as an 18-year-old in August 2015.

His top score in one-day cricket was a 76-ball 81 in a win over Middlesex during the 2016 One-Day Cup.

Born in North Wales, Salt spent part of his childhood in Barbados where he played alongside Sussex teammate Jofra Archer. Phil spent two years in the Sussex Academy before signing a junior professional contract at the end of 2015 and his first full deal a year later.

Salt said: “I’m thrilled to sign and be a part of a young Sussex squad who can work towards winning silverware in the future."

Keith Greenfield, Sussex’s Director of Cricket added: “I’m really pleased Phil has committed himself to the club and that we can continue to develop his exciting talent into a consistent match winner."

Sussex announced yesterday they had parted company with head coach Mark Davis by mutual consent.