Ben Duckett is the latest cricketer to extend his stay with Nottinghamshire as the 26-year-old Outlaw puts pen to paper with the club until 2023.
The clubs player of the year scored 734 runs in red and white ball formats last season including a famous 53 not out that saw Notts to a memorable win in the final of the T20 Vitality Blast against Surrey.
The former Northamptonshire batsman averaged over 56 in the Bob Willis Trophy and more than 43 for the Green and Golds in the twenty over format this summer and said “Coming to Trent Bridge has been everything I wanted it to be and more.”
The four time test England International continued “We have a group of ambitious cricketers all pulling in the same direction, the support we have from the coaches is second-to-none and I’m hugely excited about what I believe we can achieve in all forms of the game.”
“We share a determination to challenge for trophies, and we hope lifting the Blast last year can be the start of something special.”
The left hander scored two centuries in the longer format of the game over the summer and four half centuries in the successful T20 Blast campaign and will no question be an integral part of the sides plans going forward over the next three years.
Head Coach Peter Moores stated “Ben has improved steadily over the past 12 months with us”
“He had a clear picture of the sort of player he wanted to become after a tough season in 2019.”
“He should take a lot of credit for sticking to his guns after getting some good balls in the first few games. He backed what he had worked on and went on to become our leading run-scorer in the Bob Willis Trophy.”
“He was the glue within the T20 team, scoring at a really good rate, manipulating the ball to all areas of the ground and always scoring when needed.”
“He gauged the run-chase in the Final brilliantly which was a credit to all the work he had done before.”
“The fact that he made it look so straightforward is credit to him, and it was fitting that he was there to hit the winning runs and get us over the line.”
In other news Peter Moores’ son Tom, wicketkeeper/batsmen who was also fantastic during the thrilling Outlaws T20 campaign last season, has for the third successive season joined Bangla Tigers who play in the T10 cricket league tournament which is to be played in Abu-Dhabi during January 28th & February 6th next year.
*Main image @TrentBridge Ben Duckett was in fabulous form last season.