Luke Wells is the latest Sussex run-maker to agree a new deal at Hove.

The 28-year-old left-hander from Eastbourne has extended his contract with the club.

He follows fellow batsmen Phil Salt and Laurie Evans in signing new deals in recent weeks.

Wells is currently enjoying a prolific season Down Under was skipper of Casey-South Melbourne.

He said: “Of course I am absolutely thrilled to extend my time at this club that I’ve been a part of for so long.

“It’s an exciting time at the moment and it’s clear we’re moving in the right direction. I’m as determined as I’ve ever been to contribute to as many wins as possible going forward.”

Wells had a spectacular 2017 campaign and, while slightly disappointed with his efforts last season, did enough to impress Jason Gillespie in his first year as head coach.

Gillespie said: “I’m delighted that Wellsy has agreed to terms with us. He brings a lot to the team with his fine batting, useful leg-spin and safe hands in the field.

“He is a positive presence in the dressing room, and I am looking forward to seeing his game develop further over the next few years.

“He has had a great winter as captain and coach of Casey-South Melbourne in Australian grade cricket, and will no doubt share those experiences and what he has learnt with us when he returns to Sussex.”

Wells has scored more than 1,000 runs in 20 innings for Casey-South Melbourne, breaking the club’s record in the process.

As is standard procedure, the length of Wells' new deal is not being disclosed.