Cook Pens Contract Extension


Essex County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that Sam Cook has signed a two-year contract extension and will stay with the Club until the end of the 2022 season.

The right-arm seamer had an impressive campaign in 2019, taking 38 wickets across all formats as the Club went on to win the County Championship for the second time in three seasons as well as the Vitality Blast.

The 22-year-old made his first-class debut back in 2016 and has become an integral part of Anthony McGrath’s bowling attack as well as a fan favourite at The Cloudfm County Ground.

Cook is delighted to put pen to paper and said: “I’m over the moon to be signing an extension until 2022.

“Committing my future to the Club was an easy decision and is the perfect way to end a perfect season.

“We have a determined dressing room full of players that want to build on our success and regularly challenge for honours, and I’m excited for the next few years and to be a part of it.”

Head Coach Anthony McGrath is also thrilled to see Cook prolong his stay and said: “Sam is a fantastic bowler who played a big role in our success last year.

“He’s become extremely reliable and consistent and is a vital part of our side. It’s great news for everyone at the Club that he’s signed an extension and we’re looking forward to seeing him develop even further over the coming years.”