Michael Burgess is the latest player to sign an improved deal with Sussex.

The wicketkeeper-batsman has agreed a contract extension which will keep him at Hove until at least the end of 2019.

Burgess signed a one-year deal in September but his performances at the end of last season have prompted the club – which is currently without a head coach after Mark Davis' exit last week - to offer the 23-year-old a one-year extension.

He figured in Sussex’s final two Specsavers County Championship matches of the campaign as a replacement for the injured Ben Brown and made his maiden first-class century in the draw against Nottinghamshire.

The Loughborough University graduate scored 434 runs at an average of 48.22 in his six Championship appearances last season.

Sussex’s Director of Cricket Keith Greenfield, said: “It was felt by all at the club that, after further outstanding performances in the 1st XI at the end of the season, Michael deserved a further year to the one he had previously signed.

“This will give him the extra security to flourish and continue to grow with us, and we look forward to developing him further in the years to come."

Burgess said: “I’m delighted to have extended my time here at Sussex until the end of the 2019 season.

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of this club and I’m looking forward to what the next couple of years hold."

Jofra Archer, Will Beer, Tom Haines, Chris Jordan, Delray Rawlins, Abi Sakande, Phil Salt, Luke Wells and Stuart Whittingham have all signed new or extended deals at Sussex in recent weeks.