Calvin Harrison Extends Notts Contract
Calvin Harrison has signed a two-year contract extension which will see him remain at Nottinghamshire until the end of the 2023 season.
The leg-spinning all-rounder initially piqued the interest of the Notts’ coaching staff in a pre-season game playing for Oxford UCCE, during which he scored a century and collected three wickets.
Having garnered success with the Second XI as a trialist in the early stages of the season, Harrison has since impressed on a short-term contract, taking 12 wickets in the Vitality Blast whilst boasting an economy rate of 6.68, the third best of any bowler to have taken more than ten wickets in the competition.
“It has been a case of continual development from a performance perspective while I have been here, and I am very excited at the prospect of staying for two more years with top-class players and coaches,” said the 22-year-old.
"I am incredibly grateful for the welcome my teammates have given me in the last few months, particularly Steven Mullaney who, as captain, has given me the backing to perform.
“It’s a club with a terrific history, and Trent Bridge is an amazing place to play cricket. Even with a reduced capacity, it has felt full with so much energy, and I can’t wait to see what that buzz is like when it is packed.
“I think I can contribute in red and white-ball cricket, and across all disciplines. I’m pleased to have got to the point where I can extend my stay here, but the work will continue to keep improving my game, and to help Notts win trophies.”
Harrison’s Blast to date has seen him defend seven runs to secure a tie in the final over of the away fixture against Derbyshire Falcons, finish with figures of 3-20 from his four overs against Leicestershire Foxes and complete a triple wicket maiden in the recent victory over Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston.
He has also shown glimpses of his ability with the bat with a 22-run cameo against the Bears at Trent Bridge, and 18 off six deliveries in the recent reverse fixture in the second city.
“Calvin has really impressed us during his time at the club so far, both in the Second XI and more recently in the Blast,” said Head Coach Peter Moores.
“What’s been great to see is the way he’s backed himself, never been overawed, played the game that’s in front of him and consistently executed his skills really well under pressure.
“We’ve seen him start to show that he can be a three-dimensional cricketer at this level and the hunger he is showing to improve his game has been a great example to all of us.
“The challenge for Calvin now is to take those performances all the way through the Blast, then to compete for a place in both 50 over and red ball cricket and take any opportunities that come his way.”
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