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White signs contract extension

Left arm spinner Graeme White has extended his contract with Northamptonshire, committing him to the Club until the end of the 2019 season.

Despite suffering with a shoulder injury which has forced him to miss out on a large part of the 2017 season,  the 30-year-old has made a huge impact during his time with the Steelbacks and has been rewarded with a new two-year deal starting next year.

In 2016, he registered career best List A figures of 6-37 in the Royal London One Day Cup victory against Lancashire, the sixth-best return by a Steelbacks bowler in List A cricket, earning him a place in the North v South series through the PCA’s Most Valuable Player rankings.

He was later called up to the England Lions squad for the one-day series against Sri Lanka A in March, though had to wait for his chance, sitting out the first three games in Dambulla and Kurunegala as the home team took an unbeatable 3-0 lead.

But he made the most of his first opportunity to impress, overcoming some early nerves to take three wickets in consecutive overs as the Lions restricted the Sri Lankans to 242 all out.

White served as a key member of the Steelbacks team that won the NatWest T20 Blast last season, and also reached the quarter-finals of the Royal London One Day Cup.

Head Coach, David Ripley, said:  “Graeme continues to improve, he is a real modern day cricketer who can bowl, bat and field and we are delighted he continues to see his future here”.

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