Simon Kerrigan has signed a 2-year contract extension with Northamptonshire.

Kerrigan had a further year to run on his original contract but has now committed to Northamptonshire until at least the end of the 2024.

“I’m delighted to have been offered an extension and for the faith that not only the new coaching team, but Rips and co last year, have shown in me.” Kerrigan said.

“Hopefully I can repay the faith moving forward and be part of a successful era for Northamptonshire.”

The left-arm spinner enjoyed an impressive season in 2021, finishing as Northamptonshire’s second highest wicket-taker in red ball cricket. Bowling Coach Chris Liddle said Kerrigan’s role was key in the bowling unit.

“He’s an important part of our squad, especially in Championship cricket because when you look at all successful red ball sides they have a spinner that can turn games when conditions suit or contain when required and we believe we’ve got that spinner in Simon.

“He has a wealth of experience and a fantastic cricket brain, he’s a competitor who pushes high standards within the bowling group and is great to work with.”

After gaining promotion in 2019, Northamptonshire take their place in Division One of the LV= Insurance County Championship and Kerrigan was looking forward to what was ahead.

“It’s a really exciting time to be at the club.” Kerrigan said.

“We’ve got Will Young coming in who’s a high class player and I’m sure he’ll be chomping at the bit to get going. There’s a good blend and mix of young and experienced players in our squad so hopefully we can be really competitive in the County Championship.”

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