Promising trio extend Essex deals

Essex County Cricket Club have confirmed that Ben Allison, Will Buttleman and Aron Nijjar have extended their current deals at The Cloudfm County Ground.

20-year-old quick bowler, Allison, has penned a two-year deal, while left-arm spinner Nijjar will remain with Essex at least until the conclusion of the 2021 season.

Wicketkeeper/Batsman Buttleman has also signed for another year. The 20-year-old was awarded his first professional contract in 2019. Speaking to www.essexcricket.org.uk, Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, enthused: “All these lads have talent, and you can never have too many talented players in your side.

“Ben has been in and around the First Team for a few years now and is a real prospect for the future. He’s a confident young man and always wants the ball in his hand, and everybody at the Club is excited about his potential.

“Will has First Team experience and has always impressed behind the stumps. His skill set has come on a lot over the last 12 months and like with Ben, the coaches and I are keen to see how he develops over the coming years.

“Aron is a skilled and trustworthy bowler and was one of the notable players during our Vitality Blast campaign this year. He hasn’t always found game time easy to come by, but he’s always performed well when called upon, and hopefully, he can push on and play more games in 2021.”

Brian Jeeves

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