Ben Sanderson has signed a 2-year contract extension, keeping the bowler at Northamptonshire until the end of 2022.

Sanderson has been a prolific wicket-taker in the last few years, taking 60 wickets in both 2018 and 2019, more than any other bowler at the club. With a first-class career bowling average of 20, Sanderson proved vital in Northamptonshire’s promotion this year.

“I’m really pleased to have locked in my future at Northamptonshire, it’s a great club and I’ve loved playing here over the last few years.” Sanderson said.

Club Captain Adam Rossington was delighted to keep Sanderson in his bowling arsenal.

“It’s great that Ben has committed to Northamptonshire for another 3 years. It’s brilliant for the club to have a bowler with Ben’s skills and you’ll struggle to find a more consistent performer in County Cricket over the last few years.” Rossington said.

“He’s just unplayable at times with the new ball.”

While the side’s promotion to Division One will bring new challenges, Sanderson was confident the squad has the talent and determination to compete next year.

“We’ve got a real quality group together and there’s talent everywhere in that dressing room. We’ll definitely be considered the underdogs, but if we play to our potential I think we might surprise a few people next year.”

Head Coach David Ripley believes Sanderson choosing to commit his future to the club sent a strong message.

“In the past there’s been cases where we’ve lost some of our best players to other clubs towards the back end of contracts. So for a guy at the top of his game like Ben to commit to us is a really strong message that he believes we can be competitive next year and he’s flourishing in our environment.”

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