Monday 23 July 2007 

Northants Announce Trio Of Contract Extensions

Steven Crook has agreed a two year deal with Northants Cricket, Steven joined Northants two years ago and has been a consistently good all-round performer, taking wickets and regularly scoring runs. Steven said upon signing his contract, ‘I am very happy to have signed a deal for the next two years, I have enjoyed my time here so far and have found working with David Capel and the support staff; particularly Barry Goudriaan and Ross Dewar; a positive influence on my career and I look forward to continuing to develop here at Northants.’

Riki Wessels has signed a two year contract; he has been a steady member of the team and has been at Northants since 2004. Riki said ‘I’m very excited to have signed for Northants again. I’ve really enjoyed the last couple of years and would like to thank Capes, Mark Tagg and Rips for all their help and support.’

Alex Wakely has signed a 2 year deal with Northants Cricket. He has been a key member with the England under 19 squad, as well as the Northants 2nd XI and Academy. He has been a member of the Northants Academy since 20003 and has worked hard with David Capel and David Ripley to improve his skills. The fact he has represented England at different age group levels is an example of how well the Academy system works. Alex said ‘I am really pleased and excited about my future here at Northants Cricket, I am looking forward to working closely with the pro staff to improve my game. My first First Class match for Northants went well and has set a good standard for me to try to maintain and develop.’

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