Star bowler Jamie Porter signs new deal at Essex County Cricket Club

Essex's Jamie Porter celebrates bowling out Yorkshire's Kraigg Brathwaite for LBW on day three of th

Essex's Jamie Porter celebrates bowling out Yorkshire's Kraigg Brathwaite for LBW on day three of their clash today. Picture: PA SPORT - Credit: PA

Star bowler Jamie Porter has signed a two-year contract extension with Essex.

The 24-year-old has been rewarded following another incredible season with Essex, which has seen him take 50 wickets for the third year in a row and emerge as one of the finest bowling talents in the country.

Porter said: “I consider this club as home and following the season we have had this was an easy decision to make.

“The way the club is developing and the team have been performing gave me no hesitation in extending my contract. Winning the Division One Title caps off a perfect 2017.”

Head coach Chris Silverwood added: “Jamie is integral to what we are trying to build and achieve at this club. Ever since he emerged onto the scene he has been exceptional and met every challenge he has been faced with.”


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