Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


a trio of worcestershire ccc pace bowlers have extended their contracts with the vitality blast holders.

county ceo matt rawnsley confirmed that charlie morris, pat brown and adam finch have put pen to paper on new deals at New Road.

morris, who returned career best figures of 7-45 in the opening specsavers county championship match of the season against leicestershire at the fischer county ground, has added an additional year to his contract until the end of 2020.

brown, the leading wicket-taker in the country in the vitality blast last summer – has signed up for another year until the end of the 2021 campaign.

england under-19 paceman finch has also committed his future at New Road for another 12 months up until the conclusion of the 2020 season.

it means eight worcestershire players have signed new deals or extended current contracts since the end of last season.

matt rawnsley announced that ed barnard (until the end of the 2021 season), tom fell (2021), alex milton (2021), ben twohig (2020) and ollie westbury (2020) had committed for a further period in october.

in addition ross whiteley signed a new three year contract last august with newcomers riki wessels and wayne parnell also committing for the same period of time to the end of 2021.

new white ball vice-captain brett d’oliveira and england all-rounder moeen ali have four years left of their contracts and new red ball vice-captain ben cox a further three years.

rawnsley said: “we are delighted that charlie, pat and adam have signed contract extensions and have the bulk of our squad signed up for at least the next two years or more.

“we have strong ambitions as to where we want to go as a club in the years to come and for so many players to be signed up gives us a good platform.”