Sussex CCC plan for 2024 as Lancashire and Leicestershire stars are signed

Danny Lamb and Chris Wright are Sussex CCC’s first two new recruits for the 2024 season.
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With the current season only halfway through, the county have shown they are thinking ahead by tying the Lancashire all-rounder and Leicestershire pace bowler into deals to bring them to Hove next year.

Lamb, 27, will join from Lancashire on a three-year contract, starting from next season.

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Having come through the Lancashire Academy, the seam-bowling all-rounder has gone on to make 93 appearances for the side across all three formats of the game.

Danny Lamb is joining Sussex from Lancs | Picture: GettyDanny Lamb is joining Sussex from Lancs | Picture: Getty
Danny Lamb is joining Sussex from Lancs | Picture: Getty

In the Blast last year, Lamb played every single game of the Lightning’s campaign, taking three wickets on Finals Day.

Lamb has played 24 first-class games in the County Championship for Lancashire, taking 50 wickets at an average of 30.12, economy of 3.12 and best match figures of 7-72.

He also boasts a first-class batting average of 27.8 and a high score of 125. Lamb will be available for all formats for Sussex.

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Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace said: “I’m delighted that Danny has agreed to join us here at Hove, he is someone I’ve followed for a while and his all-round ability with bat and ball makes him a fantastic addition to our team.

Seam bowler Chris Wright is joining Sussex from Leics | GettySeam bowler Chris Wright is joining Sussex from Leics | Getty
Seam bowler Chris Wright is joining Sussex from Leics | Getty

“He comes from a club and environment at Old Trafford that expects to win, and I want him to bring that winning attitude with him.”

Lamb added: “I’m extremely excited for the opportunity. A brilliant new challenge and one which I feel has come at the right stage in my career.

"I’ve always enjoyed playing against Sussex and at Hove. I like what Sussex are about and the vision for the future with Paul Farbrace at the helm of a young ambitious squad.

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"I can’t wait to get going and I look forward to contributing to the team in all formats.”

Wright, 37, joins from Leicestershire, also for the start of the 2024 season, but on a two-year contract.

The experienced right-arm bowler has played 196 first-class matches taking 567 wickets at an average 32.30 with best innings figures of 7-53.

Wright will be available for all formats for Sussex and as well as taking over 500 first-class wickets, has taken 174 domestic white-ball wickets.

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In 10 innings in the County Championship this season he has chipped in with vital runs, averaging 56.8 and a high score of 66 not out at Headingley.

Farbrace said: “I'm delighted Chris has committed the next two seasons to joining our project at Hove.

"He is a vastly experienced cricketer who will bring skill, experience, and a huge passion for the game.

"Chris is someone I have admired for a long time, and his quality with the ball will be fantastic for our developing team and will help us to win matches."

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Wright added: “I am delighted to be joining Sussex for the 2024 season and beyond. I have long admired the club and am looking forward to contributing to its future success.”

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