Exciting Essex duo pen contract extensions


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 as the opening bowler has taken 50 Specsavers County Championship for the second successive campaign and 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 is┬áthrilled 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 successive Specsavers County Championship seasons and hope I can continue that over the coming years.”

Lawrence is equally delighted to sign for an extra year and 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.”

Vote for either player in the Specsavers Ones to Watch shortlist here.