Dom Sibley Commits to Warwickshire CCC

Dom Sibley Commits to Bears
Dom Sibley Commits to Bears
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Warwickshire opening batsman Dom Sibley has committed to the Bears by signing an extension that secures his future at Edgbaston until at least the end of the 2022 season.

Sibley topped the run scoring charts in the 2019 Specsavers County Championship by making 1,324 runs in Division One at an average of 69.68, with five centuries, which secured him a place in England’s Test squad for the tour of New Zealand.

Paul Farbrace, Sport Director at Warwickshire “Dom has had a fantastic year and we’re delighted that he has put pen to paper and reinforced his long-term commitment to our plan to build another team that can consistently challenge for silverware.

“He’s been the standout batsman in the 2019 County Championship and has proven that he doesn’t just have the ability to score hundreds but dominating hundreds, with double centuries recorded earlier this year versus Kent and Nottinghamshire.

“We’re thrilled for Dom that he’s secured a place in England’s Test squad for the winter series with New Zealand, which is an excellent opportunity for him to cement a place in the team and to potentially enjoy a long career in the international game.”

Twenty-four-year-old Sibley, who was awarded his County Cap last week, joined the Bears mid-way through the 2017 season and has gone on to form a strong opening partnership with Will Rhodes, which was the most productive opening pairing in the 2019 Championship season with 1,103 runs.

“It’s been a good, first few years at Edgbaston in many ways,” said Sibley. “I’ve settled well, relished the opportunities, made some firm friends and I’m really happy to be extending my commitment as a Bear. 

“It’s an exciting time for the club and, with so many young exciting players in the squad, we’re going to keep improving and hopefully success and trophies are just around the corner.”

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