Trio Sign Contract Extensions


Essex County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that Michael Pepper, Josh Rymell and Shane Snater have all signed contract extensions with the Club.

Pepper featured towards the end of the 2020 Vitality Blast campaign and impressed both behind the stumps and with the bat. The wicket-keeper batsman has penned a one-year extension running until the end of the 2021 season.

19-year-old Rymell progressed through the Essex Academy and signed his first professional contract last year after a solid season with the Second XI. He’s now committed his future for another season and will be looking to force his way into the First Team in 2021.

Snater played throughout the 2020 Vitality Blast campaign and like both Pepper and Rymell, the Dutchman has signed a one-year contract extension that will see him stay at The Cloudfm County Ground until at least the end of the 2021 campaign.

Essex Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, is delighted that the players have committed their future to the Club, and said: “All of these guys are talented cricketers so it’s great they’ll be here for another year.

“Michael has always performed well when called upon and he has a great role model in Adam Wheater to learn from. Hopefully he can crack on in 2021 and really stake his claim for a place in the First Team.

“Josh has been in and around the First Team for a year or so now and is a great prospect for the future. He’s come through the Essex Academy and is a talented batsman, and everybody at the Club is excited to see how he develops.

“Shane is a trusted and reliable player. Although he’s not always found game time easy to come by, he’s always put in a shift whenever he’s played and he’s another who I hope really pushes on next year.”