Lawrence pens Essex extension

Dan Lawrence has quashed rumours surrounding his future by penning a two-year contract extension with Essex County Cricket Club.

The top-order batsman will remain with Essex at least until the conclusion of the 2023 campaign.

Leytonstone-born Lawrence is approaching 200 appearances for Essex across all formats of the game, helping the club to a clutch of domestic honours as well as catching the eye of the England selectors.

Speaking to www.essexcricket.org.uk, Lawrence enthused: “I’m really pleased to be staying at Chelmsford and to commit my future to this great Club.

“Since breaking into the first team, we’ve experienced so many triumphs. Although this year didn’t go our way, we have a phenomenal squad, and everybody in the dressing room is keen to get back to winning ways.

“Nobody was more disappointed with the season than us as we know what we can do when we play to our ability. We feel that we should be competing across all formats, and that’s the aim going forward and hopefully, we win some more trophies in 2022.”

Meanwhile, Essex Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, added: “Dan is an outstanding batsman and has contributed enormously since breaking into the First Team.

“He’s scored vital runs for us on plenty of occasions and has been a major factor in our recent success, and the exciting thing for Essex fans is that he’s only going to get better and better.

“Despite still only being 24, he’s a leader in the dressing room and has seven seasons under his belt. He’s a shining example to the younger lads coming through, and I’ve got no doubt he’ll go on to achieve big things in the game.”

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Brian Jeeves

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