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Rob Keogh signs contract extension with Northamptonshire CCC

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Rob Keogh has signed a 2-year contract extension, keeping him at Northamptonshire until at least the end of 2023.

The 2022 season will be Keogh’s thirteenth with the Club, with the all-rounder representing the Club 218 times across all formats since making his professional debut in 2010.

“It’s always nice to sign a new contract at your home club and to keep that journey going for the next couple of years is exciting.” Keogh said.

“I’ve been here since I was a young boy and I’ve enjoyed my cricket over the last few years so to stay is the right thing for me.”

Keogh admitted being a one-club player meant a lot.

“Performances for your county are always nice and winning games of cricket for Northants is something I love doing.

“Even if I haven’t done too well myself but the team get over the line, that’s something I still get a real buzz off.”

Keogh has registered nearly 7,000 runs and more than 100 wickets across red and white ball cricket and is currently enjoying one of the most prolific seasons of his career.

“I’m enjoying my cricket a bit more this year, I struggled last year with enjoying the game and the toughness of off field scenarios. This year I’ve found a new love for the game and almost feel like a teenager playing the game again and when you’re enjoying it performances come with that.”

Keogh’s place has been a consistent line on the team sheet over the past few years, but his name has been surrounded by a number of new young faces this season. Now a senior member in the dressing room, Keogh said he was enjoying the extra responsibility.

“It’s good to see a crop of young lads all under 25 coming in and playing first team cricket and performing. It’s changed my role a bit, I’ve felt more of a senior player this year than in previous years.

“When you’ve been with guys you’ve played a lot of cricket with, around those familiar faces you don’t feel as senior, but this year with those younger lads I feel like I’ve got more responsibility to help those young lads and guide them through.”