Hurst Foundation is delighted to announce that Tom Haines (Woodard - 2017) has signed a three-year contract extension with Sussex Cricket Club. Tom is a product of the Sussex pathway who has gone on to establish himself within the first-team.
Local Sussex opener, Tom Haines has not looked back since breaking into the Men’s first team. In his 48 first-class appearances he has scored 3107 runs at an average of 37.89.
He has scored nine centuries, as well as 11 half-centuries and a high score of 243 which came against Derbyshire in last year’s County Championship. In his 8 List A appearances for his home County, Haines has scored 301 runs at a strike rate of 83.61. He scored his maiden List A century came against Middlesex in August 2021 when he made 123 from 131 balls.
It was only a matter of time before the England selectors began to take notice of the runs he was accumulating. Haines was selected this winter for the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka, along with Sussex spinner Jack Carson.
On debut in Galle, Haines made a maiden century against Sri Lanka A, making 118 from 138 deliveries.
Speaking on the extension, Haines, said: “I’m really happy to have signed a new contract my home Club. The next period looks really promising and I look forward to playing a part in that. The season coming up looks an exciting one, with more of a balance of youth and experience and we are all determined to win more games of cricket and push to win trophies.”
Sussex Head Coach, Paul Farbrace, added: “Tom is an outstanding opening batter in County Cricket and has done a fantastic job for Sussex over the last couple of years.
There is no doubt his name will be spoken about as an England opening in the near future. He did very well on the England Lions tour, making his maiden century for England over the winter.
I am absolutely delighted that he has signed for the next few years with us and am looking forward to seeing him score lots of runs this season, helping us to win lots of games of cricket and pushing on to the England senior team.”
Congratulations from us all!