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Cricket: Daniel Lawrence and Jamie Porter rewarded with new Essex deals

PUBLISHED: 09:53 07 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:53 07 September 2016

Daniel Lawrence in batting action for Essex in their annual benefit match against Upminster (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Daniel Lawrence in batting action for Essex in their annual benefit match against Upminster (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Eagles tie down young duo after impressive seasons

Jamie Porter has signed a new deal with Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Jamie Porter has signed a new deal with Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Young Essex duo Jamie Porter and Dan Lawrence have extended their existing contracts by further years.

Both Porter and Lawrence have signed for an extra year with the former’s contract now running until 2019, whilst the latter’s will expire at the end of the 2018 season.

The duo continue to go from strength to strength, with former Fives & Heronians bowler Porter having taken 50 Specsavers County Championship for the second successive campaign while ex-Trinity Catholic High School student Lawrence has scored close to 800 runs.

Both have also seen their form recognised as they were recently named on the ‘Specsavers One to Watch’ shortlist.

Porter was thrilled to extend his contract for a further year and said: “There is nowhere I would rather continue my career at the moment.

“I love being part of this squad of players and hope we can continue to enjoy success together.

“On a personal front I am ecstatic to take 50 wickets in success Specsavers County Championship seasons and hope I can continue that over the coming years.”

Lawrence added: “I’m very happy to have extended my contract for another year.

“I am extremely excited to be able to contribute towards winning as many trophies as possible over what will hopefully be a very successful few years for the club.”

The news comes after Matt Dixon also agreed a contract extension on Tuesday and is now due to remain with the Eagles until 2018.


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