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Wernars extends Sussex CCC contract

Kirk Wernars in action for the Sharks against Warwickshire Bears at The PROBIZ County Ground,

Kirk Wernars in action for the Sharks against Warwickshire Bears at The PROBIZ County Ground,

Sussex County Cricket Club have announced that all-rounder Kirk Wernars has signed a one-year extension to his contract, which keeps him at The PROBIZ County Ground, Hove until the end of the 2014 season.

Twenty-one year-old Wernars, who signed for the county before the start of the 2011 season, played two LV=County Championship games and five Clydesdale Bank 40 matches this summer, in which he made vital scores of 35 and 37 not out in the CB40 games against Derbyshire and Warwickshire respectively.

He scored heavily with the bat as he captained the Second Eleven, with the highlight an unbeaten 152 against Ireland ‘A’ at The Sutton Winson Academy Ground, Blackstone.

Wernars, who is spending some of the winter playing club cricket in South Africa, said, “I am extremely happy to be signing an extension with Sussex.

“Since joining the club in 2011 I feel my game has come a very long way, and I have grown as a cricketer. For the 2013 season I am hoping to be a good asset for the team both on and off the cricket field.”

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said, “Kirk made good strides last season, especially with his bowling, and at his age he has a lot of promise to be a genuine all-rounder in all formats of the game.”

 

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