Wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Rossington has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Northamptonshire until the end of the 2019 season.

The 25-year-old has hit 2,500 first class runs for Northamptonshire at an average of 36.7 since he joined from Middlesex in 2014 on a three-year deal.

He has also added over 1,000 List A runs, averaging 42.83 in the last three seasons including 213 runs in 2017 at an average of 53.

Rossington has played a vital role for Northamptonshire in the T20 format over the past two seasons, with an impressive strike rate of 149.88 with the bat and 22 dismissals behind the stumps to his name – only other wicket keeper in the country has more.

In total, Rossington has made 55 career first-class appearances scoring 2,776 runs at an average of 34.7 and appeared in over 107 limited overs fixtures, scoring 2,343 runs.

Head Coach, David Ripley, said: “Adam has had a great start to the summer with the gloves. His batting can, and has, been match winning in all 3 formats and I’m delighted he has committed to us.

“The next stage of his career is to see him pushing for international recognition”.

Rossington added: “I’m delighted to have signed for another year. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my last few years at Northants. I’m really happy here, it’s a very talented group.

“As a team, we want to be challenging for silverware. Hopefully I can contribute some match winning performances and help Northants win some more trophies over the next couple of seasons”.

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