Adam Rossington has signed a two-year contract extension which will see him remain at The County Ground until the end of 2021.

The keeper-batsman has also been named as Northamptonshire’s red-ball captain for the remainder of the 2019 Specsavers County Championship season. Rossington had previously led the side for the washed-out encounter in Durham last week, following the resignation of Alex Wakely.

“It’s a great privilege and an honour, I’m really looking forward to it, hopefully I can lead by example and we’ll get some wins along the way.” said the keeper-batsman.

“It’s been great since I joined from Middlesex, I’ve really enjoyed my time here, so I’m delighted to extend it for another two years and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season. Hopefully we can kick on and have some more success.”

Rossington joined Northamptonshire in October 2014, following a one-month loan spell earlier that year and head coach David Ripley said he’d been identified as a potential future leader.

“He was a strong candidate for red-ball captaincy at the start of the season, we knew all the attributes were there and now he has the chance to grab the opportunity, I can see him doing it long-term.” Ripley said.

Rossington has the club’s highest batting average in red-ball cricket this season, with 65.80 in his five matches to date. Contributing four half-centuries with a top score of 77 and there are plenty of fixtures coming up to build on that strong foundation. 

“Adam is a key performer in all three formats, he’s improving year on year and in his consistency, he is a match winning batsman and he has proven that in the time that he has been with us. I’m delighted to sign one of our best players on a long-term deal.” Ripley said.