Tom Westley extends stay with Essex

Tom Westley has played five Tests for England
Tom Westley has played five Tests for England
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England international Tom Westley has signed a contract extension with Essex County Cricket Club that will keep him with the defending County Champions until the end of the 2019 season.

His successful stint with the Chelmsford unit helped him earn an England Test cap and overall has made 149 first class appearances apart from 71 List A and 59 Twenty20 games.

In the 2017 season, Westley slammed 561 runs from 11 games at an average of 43.15 and also had productive Royal London One-Day Cup series where he scored 315 runs from nine matches.

Speaking about his decision to remain with Essex, vice-captain Westley is hoping to reclaim his place with the England squad with strong performances in the domestic circuit.

"I am delighted to sign an extension to my contract and it was an easy decision to make, with the vision and plans the Club have in place for the coming years.

"Winning the County Championship was just the start of that journey, and as a group of players we have spoken about creating a legacy that will be remembered for years to come.

"To be a part of this team with my close friends and achieve the success we have done in the last two years is special, and has given us all a hunger to continue to improve.

"My desire to improve myself is bigger than ever and I hope to continue contributing valuable runs and knowledge to this Club over the coming years."

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