County news October 9, 2008

Aga and Beer sign new contracts

Cricinfo staff

Ragheb Aga and Will Beer have agreed new two-year contracts with Sussex.

Former Kenya captain Aga, 24, played five first-class matches and two one-dayers for the county this summer. Beer, 20, also had a successful first season and impressed with his controlled legspin. He also represented England Under-19s when New Zealand toured in July and August and was the leading wicket taker in the Test series, taking 10 wickets at 17.60.

"Ragheb, as a bowling allrounder, and Will, as a legspinner, are two exciting commodities to have at the club," Mark Robinson, Sussex's professional cricket manager, said. "If they both continue to progress as they have this season, they should have big futures within the team."