Graeme White Signs Contract Extension with Northamptonshire CCC
Graeme White will remain a Steelback until at least the end of 2021 after signing a one-year extension to his white-ball contract.
The left-armer will also expand his coaching work with the club, completing the ECB Specialist Coaching Programme before working closely with the Club’s Junior Pathway.
“I’m delighted to be extending my time with the Steelbacks, it’s my home club and I’ve spent a lot of time here now and I’m looking forward to hopefully winning more trophies with them.” White said.
Just three bowlers have claimed more T20 wickets for Northamptonshire and White topped the wicket-takers list again in 2020.
“I feel like I had a good season personally, everything clicked and it was coming out nicely when I was bowling and when I came in towards the end I got a bit of luck and got a few out of the middle of the bat.” He said.
Head Coach David Ripley believed White was a ‘true professional’.
“There’s a lot of respect for Graeme around the squad and cricket in general. Not only does he bat, bowl, field, but he has leadership skills too and he’s just a great man to have in your squad.
The side always looks stronger with Graeme in it, the standards he has and sets himself and his work ethic are incredible.”
Despite continuing to produce particularly impressive performances in recent seasons, White felt he still had more to offer.
“I like to think I’ve got another gear, I like to think I’ve still got even more to give. It’s been a couple of years since my shoulder surgery and it’s the best I feel physically now so I’m confident I can still get better and continue helping the team get over the line and win more games.”
A product of the Club’s Academy himself, White will now help shape future Northamptonshire cricketers as he takes on an increased coaching role with the Junior Pathway.
“The next stage of my career is definitely going down the coaching path and I very much wanted that to be at Northamptonshire. I’m excited to try and help the next generation to improve and keep striving to get better and bring more success to the Club.”
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