Cricket: Luke Wells pens a new two-year contract with Sussex CCC

Luke Wells Batting

We were delighted to hear that Sussex opening batsman and Bede's alumni Luke Wells has penned a new two-year contract at Hove, which will see him remain at The County Ground until at least the end of the 2016 season.

The 23 year-old, hit 942 LV=County Championship runs for Sussex during the 2014 season at an average of 36.23. His highest score of the campaign came in the final match of the summer as he made 162 against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

The left-hander has scored 3,674 first-class runs since making his four-day bow during the 2010 season, including eight centuries.

Wells said of his new contract, 'I'm obviously pleased to finally put pen to paper and get things sorted. I absolutely love the club and I've been walking round here for as long as I can remember. I'm very proud to represent Sussex and hope I will be able to do so for many years in the future, to bring success to both the club and myself.'

Mr Andrew Hibbert, Bede's Director of Sport said 'I would like to congratulate Luke on securing this new professional contract with Sussex CCC, it is particularly pleasing that he is representing his beloved home county.  

Following in his father's footsteps is a certainly a challenge, but one that the hundreds of hours of practice and physical training Luke has managed to achieve.

It is always very pleasing to see an alumni of Bede's School achieving such notable success and the whole school feels justifiably proud that they have been involved in Luke's successful journey so far.  

Father Alan is currently working with a number of future stars at the Cricket Academy at the school.


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Photo: Luke Wells struck 162 in Sussex's final LV=County Championship encounter of 2014 against Northamptonshire
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