Nijjar Signs Contract Extension Until 2019


Essex County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that spin bowler, Aron Nijjar, has signed a new contract and has extended his time with the Club until the end of the 2019 season.

The 24-year-old made his first-class debut against Leicestershire in May 2015 and has taken 16 first-class wickets whilst averaging 26.11 with the bat.

Having graduated from Cardiff University last year, where he also featured for Cardiff MCCU, Aron has become an integral part of the Second XI team and regularly captains the side.

Nijjar is elated to sign an extension and said: “Essex is a great Club and I’m delighted to sign for another year.

“It’s a very exciting time for the Club, we’ve got a great group pushing hard for trophies next season and I’m really looking forward to the 2019 campaign.”

Head Coach Anthony McGrath is pleased to see Nijjar commit his future and added: “Aron is a great lad and he’s still only 24. He has a lot of potential and we know how dangerous he can be with both the ball and the bat, so we’re thrilled to see him stay for another year.”