Craig Cachopa extends Sussex contract until 2017

Craig Cachopa
Craig Cachopa, who holds a Portuguese passport, joined Sussex in the summer of 2014

Sussex batsman Craig Cachopa has signed a one-year extension to his contract, which will keep him at Hove until the end of the 2017 season.

The 24-year-old scored 291 runs at an average of 41.57 in the T20 Blast last season and featured eight times in the County Championship.

"I'm very grateful for the faith the club are showing in me," the former New Zealand Under-19 captain said.

"I'm excited to be a part of this young team moving forward."

South Africa-born Cachopa, who can also keep wicket, has spent the the winter in New Zealand representing Wellington as an overseas player.

"Craig is an extremely talented, versatile young player with a bright future," Sussex head coach Mark Davis said.

"I believe we will see great things from this young player in the years to come."