Sussex have revealed man of the moment George Garton is on board until at least the end of the 2020 season after signing a two-year contract extension.

The left-arm seamer is Down Under and has been called up to the England squad for their fixture against a Cricket Australia XI in Townsville this week.

He is the 12th player to sign new or extended terms at Hove since mid-September and is one of eight in that group who progressed through the academy.

Brighton-born Garton, 20, said: “I’m delighted to have signed an extension at Sussex.

“Having come through the system since the under-tens, it’s great to be part of such a great club and a very strong squad which can hopefully push for trophies in the next few years and beyond.”

Keith Greenfield, Sussex’s director of cricket, added: “It is fantastic that George, like all of our other young talent, has committed himself to the club for the foreseeable future. It is exciting times ahead for this group.

“George has pace, which is a valuable asset, and his white ball skills are developing quickly.

“He has come through our system since he was a young lad and we want to make sure he continues to grow and fulfil his potential and cricketing aspirations with us.”

Garton, a former pupil of Hurstpierpoint College, was called up from the England Lions to join the senior squad in their final Ashes warm-up after Jake Ball was injured.

He made his Sussex first team debut at the start of the 2016 season and since then has taken 46 wickets in 30 matches.

His current best bowling figures for Sussex came in a T20 match against Glamorgan in 2016, when he took 4-16 in just three overs, demonstrating his ability to knock batsman over with his searingly quick pace.

He featured in ten of Sussex’s Natwest T20 Blast fixtures last season, as well as five Royal London One-Day Cup and three first class matches.

He recorded the best Championship figures of his career to date in the match at Durham in September, taking 3-20 in the second innings and helping bowl Sussex to a 132-run victory.