Bede’s student Callum signs for Sussex CCC

Callum Jackson signs for Sussex
Callum Jackson signs for Sussex

Sussex County Cricket Club have announced that Bede’s Sixth Former Callum Jackson has been awarded with a Junior Professional Contract for the 2013 season.

Following his graduation through the Academy set-up, Callum has been given the squad number 16 at the County Ground, Hove. Next he aims to push towards first team honours. Callum, 18, is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman who has represented Sussex through from the Under-13s County Age Group squad.

He made his 1st XI debut in the non-first-class match against Leeds/Bradford MCCU last summer, and most recently he starred for England Under-19s on the latest tour of South Africa for the Youth Test and ODI series.

Callum said of his new status: “I owe a lot to the County Age Group coaches at Sussex and my time in the EPP (England Performance Programme), and both Keith Greenfield and Andy Cornford have been a great help in the Academy.

“I am really looking forward to representing Sussex and I’m delighted at the opportunity Mark Robinson and Carl Hopkinson have given me.”

Sussex Club Coach Carl Hopkinson said, “Callum made good strides in the second XI last season and made excellent contributions throughout the summer, having gained some invaluable experience. He will be hoping to use this season as a springboard into the full professional ranks and hopefully we’ll see him make his mark in first team cricket in the future.”

The picture shows Callum Jackson being awarded his Junior Professional Contract by Sussex 1st XI captain Ed Joyce.