Cricket: Green signs extension at Somerset

PUBLISHED: 10:50 22 January 2019

Ben Green at Somerset's media day (pic Ben Birchall/PA)

Ben Green at Somerset's media day (pic Ben Birchall/PA)

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Ben Green has become the latest Somerset player to commit his future to the county.

The 21-year-old has signed a contract extension that will see him remain at the Cooper Associates County Ground until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Green signed his first professional contract after graduating from the Somerset Academy in 2016 and that deal was due to expire at the end of this year.

However, the club were keen to secure his services for the foreseeable future as Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry explains.

“We are delighted with the progress that Ben showed throughout 2018,” he said.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing him develop even further and becoming a key part of the team across all formats over the coming seasons.”

The Devonian all-rounder made his Somerset debut in the T20 Blast at Hampshire in 2016 and after consistently impressive performances for the Somerset Second XI he made his first-class and List A debuts for the club in 2018.

Green has also represented England at Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 level and after putting pen to paper he said: “I’m incredibly excited to have signed a contract extension at such an amazing club.

“I’m looking forward to hopefully being part of the team’s success over the next three years. It’s an exciting time for the club and I.”

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