Emilio Gay has extended his contract with the club, signing a deal that will keep him at Northamptonshire until at least the end of 2022.

Having learned his craft through the Northamptonshire Academy, the left-hander is delighted to have committed his future to the club.

“The club, coaches and captains have shown immense confidence in me, as a 20-year-old to get given a two year contract, which I am very grateful for.” Gay said. 

“Rosso [Adam Rossington], Cobby [Josh Cobb] and Rips [David Ripley] are very good at giving us the reassurance to go out and express ourselves and play our own game, which I hope to repay with runs next season.”

The young opening batsman showed real promise during the 2020 season with a top score of 77* in the victory over Glamorgan in the Bob Willis Trophy.

“I’m looking to score big runs and to cement my place as a first team player and most importantly, win games of cricket for Northamptonshire.

“We had lots of young players who haven’t played a lot of first team cricket come through last year and not look out of place, which is a great sign for the club.”

Red Ball captain Adam Rossington is full of praise for the opener saying that he has a bright future at Wantage Road.

“Emilio has shown glimpses of what he can do last year and no doubt he will have benefitted from the experience.

“It’s great for the club to have a young player of his potential and someone who’s work ethic is second to none.”

Despite only playing in the Bob Willis Trophy so far, Gay is keen on making his mark in the shorter forms of the game too.

“I can’t stress enough how much I would like to break in to the 50-over squad, I will work as hard as possible to make sure I’m not just pigeonholed as a red ball specialist.”