Ollie Price signs new deal at Gloucestershire CCC
Promising all-rounder Ollie Price has signed a new two-year-deal with Gloucestershire Cricket following a breakthrough year.
The 20-year-old has risen through the ranks at The Shire since joining the Academy in 2016, and this year followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Tom Price, to make his first team debut for the Club. Ollie’s contract extension will see him remain at Gloucestershire until at least the end of the 2023 season as the exciting talent looks to continue his development as a member of the first team squad.
During the 2021 season, Ollie made six appearances for Gloucestershire and took his maiden wicket for the Club in the Royal London Cup. He also scored 153 runs in all competitions and has proven himself to be a superb slip fielder, adding yet another impressive attribute to his overall game.
Speaking about his new deal, Ollie Price said:
"It’s such an exciting time to be at Glos and I’m so excited to sign for another two years.
"I’m really looking forward to contributing to the team in as many ways as possible, and to sharing some special moments with such a great bunch of guys."
Academy graduate, Ollie, was schooled at Magdalen College School in Oxford, where he captained the first team, and is currently studying at the University of Durham. The right arm off-spin bowler and right-handed batter, joined Gloucestershire Cricket in December 2016 and made his first-class debut against Middlesex, in July, at the 2021 Visit Cayman Islands Cheltenham Cricket Festival.
During his youth cricket days Ollie played for Great & Little Tew CC, the same team Gloucestershire players Jack and Matt Taylor played for. He then moved on to play at Oxford CC in 2019, where he opened the batting (with a top score of 91*) in the Home Counties Premier League and helped the club to gain promotion.
Interim Head Coach at Gloucestershire, Ian Harvey, said:
“Ollie is a fantastic young talent who has come on leaps and bounds since breaking into the first team last season. This squad is full of potential and it’s important that we show our commitment to the future by rewarding players like Ollie, who are the future of the Club.
“Ollie has already shown he’s very capable with the bat and with the ball, and there’s no doubt he’ll continue to improve and make more meaningful contributions for the first team over the next couple of years.”