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Cricket: Essex extend Cook contract

PUBLISHED: 16:24 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:24 21 September 2018

Sam Cook celebrates after taking the wicket of Josh Tongue (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Sam Cook celebrates after taking the wicket of Josh Tongue (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Sam Cook has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain on their playing staff until the conclusion of the 2020 season.

The 21-year-old signed his first professional contract in October of last year, and after another successful season with the ball, has put pen-to-paper on a new deal.

Cook featured regularly across all formats for Essex this season, taking an impressive 32 wickets in 24 matches in the process.

He said: “I’m over the moon to be signing an extension until 2020. Being a professional cricketer is what I’ve always wanted to do, so to extend my stay at such a brilliant Club is a dream come true.

“It’s a really nice way to end what has been a good season for the team and hopefully that will continue long into the future.”

Head coach Anthony McGrath is happy to see Cook commit his future to his home county, adding: “Sam is a fantastic young bowler who has had another good year. We’re delighted that he’s signed an extension and we’re really looking forward to seeing him develop even further over the coming years.”

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