Salisbury talks up Carson potential

04 June 2021 22:52:54 GMTPlus10

Sussex head coach Ian Salisbury is excited about what the future at Hove holds for promising off-spinner Jack Carson.

The 20-year-old has made a major impact since making his debut for the South Coast county - who are 11/2 to win the T20 Blast - during the summer of 2020, taking 37 wickets in 11 first-class outings at an average of 25.16.

Jack is determined not to just do well for Sussex, but to step up to the highest level as well.

Ian Salisbury

That return already has him marked out of one of the top spin prospects in the county game and Salisbury is delighted that Carson has now agreed what is described as a 'multi-year' contract with Sussex.

He told the county's official website: "At his age, and after 11 games, Jack's record stands up against anybody’s. We see him as a major part of the future at Sussex and someone to build an attack round.

"Jack is determined not to just do well for Sussex, but to step up to the highest level as well. He has exactly the right mental attitude to do that.

"He has a very bright future in the game and fully deserves this contract extension."

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Carson himself added: "I strongly believe that if the talented young players we have here continue to develop, we will bring success to Sussex in the near future."

Meanwhile, Surrey have lost the services of Australian Sean Abbott after he suffered a nasty hamstring injury when making his debut against Gloucestershire in the County Championship.

The 29-year-old, who has played in two one-day internationals and seven T20 internationals for his country, will head home immediately to begin his rehabilitation.

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