Friday 7 November 2008 

Northamptonshire Wicket-Keepers Sign New Deals

Northamptonshire Wicket-Keepers Sign New Deals
Northamptonshire Wicket-Keepers Sign New Deals
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Northants Cricket are delighted to announce that 2008 Player of Season, Niall O’Brien, has agreed to sign a 3 year extension to his contract keeping him at the County Ground until 2011, and Riki Wessels has signed a new two year contract that will keep him at the Club until 2010.

A Club spokesman said: "We are pleased by the commitment shown by the wicketkeeping pair who both shone with the bat in 2008.

"Niall who has just returned from international duty was in sensational form last season with the bat, scoring over 850 LVCC runs and piling on the runs in one day competitions, in a new pinch-hitter role.

"Riki finished the 2008 season with almost 600 LVCC runs, and his brilliant form led him to becoming one of the most reliable batsmen in the latter half of the season.”

Riki Wessels said after signing the extension, "I would like to thank the club for their support throughout my career, also Mark Tagg, David Ripley, David Capel through to all the support staff. I’m delighted to be able to extend my stay here at the County Ground and hope I will be able to further progress and enjoy my career here at Northants."

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