Jeetan Patel (Captain) and fast bowlers Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Ryan Sidebottom have signed new one-year contract extensions and in addition, all-rounder Alex Thomson has also signed an extension covering the 2019 season.
Warwickshire CCC Sport Director commented on the contract extensions: “Jeets has been one of the best overseas players that we’ve seen in the county game and, having recently been appointed captain, we want to ensure that we have his future secured for the next two seasons.
“He has shown outstanding leadership qualities since joining the club, setting a great example on and off the field whilst also helping the young players with their development. We think he will make an excellent captain and look forward to seeing him back on the field in the Bear & Ragged Staff later this week.”
“All three of Olly, Ryan and Alex are excellent characters and have had to work exceptionally hard to get where they are in the county game,” said Giles.
“Olly has been a regular in white ball cricket since he joined the club, but we hope that he can push for a place across all three formats. We’ve also seen him develop as a mentor to our young players by spending time coaching the Academy.
“Ryan and Alex have come through very different routes into the professional game, but they performed admirably in difficult circumstances for the team when they made their debuts in the Championship last year. We’ve been very impressed with their work over the winter months and the challenge for them is to now prove that they can play a prominent role for the team across all formats.”
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