Porter Pens Contract Extension


Essex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that opening bowler, Jamie Porter, has signed a contract extension and will stay with the Club until at least the end of the 2021 season.

The 26-year-old has made a huge impression since making his debut in 2014, and has taken 277 first-class wickets for the side at an average of 24.58.

He played an instrumental role for the Club during the 2017 season, taking 75 wickets as Essex captured a first Championship in 25 years. His performances saw him collect several accolades, including the Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

Porter finished the 2018 campaign as the Club’s leading wicket-taker after recording 73 dismissals across all formats. This included 58 wickets in the Championship, meaning he surpassed the 50 mark for the fourth successive season (2015-2018).

Porter is pleased to sign an extension and said: “I’m really excited to extend my contract and commit my future to this great Club.

“As a team, we’ve gone from strength-to-strength over the last four or five years. We’ve tasted success and everyone in the dressing room believes further titles and honours are not far away.

“As a player, all you want to do is win, and the fact I believe this team will be consistently winning and competing for trophies made the decision to sign an extension much easier.”

Head Coach Anthony McGrath is also pleased to see Jamie extend his stay and said: “Jamie is one of the best bowlers in the country and a massive player for us both on and off the pitch, so I’m elated he’s committed his future.

“He’s integral to what we are trying to build and achieve at the Club so it’s fantastic that he’s going to be here for years to come.”