Correct cricbuzz prediction: Sam Cooke extends Essex contract for two years

The seam bowler will remain at the club until at least the end of 2025

Essex’s prolific seam his bowler, Sam Cooke, has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until the 2025 season.

The 25-year-old Cooke averaged 16.23 in his Championship last year as he took 51 wickets and now he has a class-leading total of 213 wickets at 19.37 and has 200 wicket miles. Became the first player to break Stone. Derbyshire in 1971 he averaged less than 20 since Alan Ward.

He was called up to both the red and white ball his squad for the England Lions’ upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

Cooke said:
“It’s been an exciting year for me personally and I’m excited to see what the next three years will bring for me and my career at the club I’ve always supported.

“With the help of Anthony McGrath and Mick Lewis, we are pleased with the progress we have made this season and feel that our white ball game has been particularly strong. This year was especially rewarding with the opportunity to test my skills on Vitality Blast and The Hundred.

“I am always looking for ways to improve and am looking forward to going abroad with the England Lions before the season starts in April.”

Head coach Anthony McGrath added:
“Sam has developed into one of the best bowlers in the county game. His great demeanor and willingness to learn means he continues to improve.

“He’s had another great year and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before he gets the chance to show his skills at the international level.

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