Porter pens new Essex deal

Essex County Cricket Club have confirmed that right-arm medium-fast bowler Jamie Porter has signed an extension to his current deal, keeping him with the club until the conclusion of the 2024 campaign.

The 28-year-old has snaffled 408 wickets, with 356 in red-ball cricket. The player was named amongst Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year in 2018, helping Essex to their first County Championship title in a quarter of a century.

On penning the new deal, Leytonstone-born Porter enthused: “I’m really pleased to have committed my future to the Club and it was a really easy decision for me to make.

“Essex is a Club with a rich history and Chelmsford is a great place to play your cricket. We have a unique relationship with the Members and the fans, and we’re all pulling together to achieve the same goals.

“We’ve won a few trophies over recent years and it’s a shame we haven’t been able to add to that this season, but everybody in the dressing room is already looking ahead to 2022 and back competing for the major honours.

“I want to win more trophies and I know when we play to the best of our ability, we’re good enough to beat any side in the country. Hopefully next year we’ll be able to bring some more silverware back to Chelmsford.”

(Quotes courtesy of Essex County Cricket Club)

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Brian Jeeves

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