Cricket: Danny Briggs signs for Sussex

By a County Press reporter

Published on Friday, October 09, 2015 - 16:10


Cricket: Danny Briggs signs for Sussex

Isle of Wight cricket star Danny Briggs has signed for Sussex.

ENGLAND cricketer Danny Briggs has joined Sussex for the 2016 season.

The Ventnor player, who had been with Hampshire for the past six seasons, has moved to Hove with the intention of playing more four-day cricket.

Briggs, 24, has played eight one-day internationals and has several Twenty 20 caps for his country but has been squeezed out of the Hampshire team this season.

He has been released a year early from his Hampshire contract to give him the opportunity of more first-class cricket.

Former Carisbrooke High School pupil Briggs learnt his skills at Steephill and returned to play a couple of games in the Ventnor first team this season, helping them ensure Southern Premier League survival.

He told the ECB website: "I'm looking forward to joining Sussex and working with the players and coaching staff at Hove.

"I'm excited for the opportunities that lie ahead."

Sussex recently announced England all-rounder Luke Wright will be their skipper next season.

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