Porter signs new Essex deal

PUBLISHED: 16:28 07 September 2015

Jamie Porter in bowling action for Essex Eagles (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Jamie Porter in bowling action for Essex Eagles (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Young seamer agrees new deal with Eagles that takes him through to 2018

Fives & Heronians old boy Jamie Porter has committed his county cricket future to Essex after agreeing a new three-year deal with the club.

The young seamer has had a breakthrough season with the Eagles and has been ever-present in the four-day format, taking 52 wickets this year at an average of 52.27 with his performances earning him a nomination for Breakthrough Player of the Year.

Porter also represented the county in the One-Day Cup competition and hopes he can keep progressing throughout the duration of his new contract, which runs out in 2018.

“I’m thrilled to have signed a new contract for another three years with the club. This will give me the chance to continue what I’ve been doing this season and keep developing as a player,” said the 22-year-old.

“I have learnt a lot over the past season and have enjoyed taking more of a responsibility with the ball in the LV= County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup.”

Chairman of the cricket committee and former Essex captain Ronnie Irani was equally pleased to tie the youngster down for the forseeable after it was announced Reece Topley was leaving last week.

Irani added: “The club are delighted that Jamie has committed his future to Essex. He has a brilliant attitude, a real level head on him and is always willing to improve.

“Jamie has shown this season what a talent he is and now has the opportunity to continue his development for the next three years, and become a key member of the Essex squad.”

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