Alex Wakely has signed a 1-year contract that will see him remain at The County Ground until the end of 2021.

Wakely is the longest serving player in the squad and will enter his 13th year for Northamptonshire in 2020.

“I’m over the moon to sign a new contract with my boyhood club. I love this club to bits and can’t wait to be a part of the next couple of years which look really exciting.” Wakely said.

“I missed the 2014 season in Division 1 so I am chomping at the bit to have a go.”

2019 was a year of two halves for Wakely. Having stepped down as Club Captain after a tough start to the season, he found a return to form and played an important role in the side’s promotion.

“I’m very proud of what I have achieved as Captain but I want to prove to myself that I can score the runs I should do as batsman. I haven’t banged out the big hundreds which I know I should be able to, so I’m looking to put that right over the next couple of years. I want to be part of a winning team and this group of players certainly has what it takes to win another one”

Wakely has been a staple on the team sheet of all three formats for several years and was quick to recognise the impact of the support the side receive at The County Ground.

“It’s an uncertain time for cricket at the moment but one thing is for sure and that is that Northamptonshire County Cricket Club is a great place and people have worked very hard over the last few years to get it that way.

The support we have is phenomenal and I know next year will be no different. There really is no better place to play T20 than under lights with a full house at Wantage Road.”

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