Neil Dexter Extends Contract with Leicestershire CCC

Neil Dexter Extends Contract with Leicestershire CCC
Neil Dexter Extends Contract with Leicestershire CCC

Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce that key all-rounder Neil Dexter has signed a new one-year contract with the club.

All-rounder Dexter has been an extremely consistent performer since joining the Foxes from Middlesex CCC at the end of the 2015 season.

He has scored 1,843 first-class runs for Leicestershire CCC at an average of 32.91, including four centuries, and taken 61 wickets at a handy 29.08 apiece.

Dexter has also contributed 506 runs and 18 wickets in the two white ball competitions. In Vitality Blast, Dexter was the club’s third leading run-scorer in 2018. In a new role opening the batting, Dexter posted 296 runs at 22.76 apiece with an impressive strike rate of 137.03.

“I’ve had three really enjoyable seasons with Leicestershire County Cricket Club and I’m pleased to extend my stay here,” said Dexter.

“We’ve made great strides forward under Nico [Head Coach Paul Nixon] and the coaches and it’s exciting to be a part of the future here. We want to continue the progress made in red ball cricket and also have success in the white ball competitions.”

Leicestershire CCC Head Coach Paul Nixon said: “Dex [Neil Dexter] has shown his quality in all formats of the game. He played nicely in the middle order in first-class cricket and took on a new role at the top of the order of Vitality Blast.

“He is a calming influence at the crease, a good bowler who has shown that he can adapt to different roles, and a fine fielder. It’s great that Neil has signed an extension to his contract and will be with us next season.”

Dexter’s new deal is the latest piece of good news from the Fischer County Ground. Pakistan international seamer Muhammad Abbas recently extended his stay at the club while seamers Chris Wright and Will Davis, and all-rounder Arron Lilley, have also joined the Foxes from Warwickshire CCC, Derbyshire CCC and Lancashire CCC respectively.

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