New two-year extension for Sam Cook


Essex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that Sam Cook has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the Club until the 2025 season.

The 25-year-old bowler excelled in the LV= Insurance County Championship in 2022, taking 51 wickets at an average of just 16.23.

In his seventh season since making his first-class debut, Cook surpassed 200 wickets and became the first player to reach the milestone whilst averaging less than 20 since Derbyshire’s Alan Ward in 1971.

Sam Cook, said: “It’s been an exciting year for me personally and I’m already looking forward to seeing what the next three years have in store for me and my career at the Club I’ve supported all of my life.

“I’m happy with the progress I’ve made this season with the help of Anthony McGrath and Mick Lewis, and I feel my white-ball game in particular is going from strength to strength. I’ve had the opportunity to test my skills in the Vitality Blast and The Hundred this year, which was especially rewarding.

“I am always seeking ways to improve and look forward to heading overseas with England Lions before the season gets underway in April.”

Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, said: “Sam has developed into one of the best bowlers in the county game and his great attitude and willingness to learn means that he will only keep on improving.

“He’s enjoyed another fantastic year and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before he will get an opportunity to showcase his skills at international level.”

Watch Sam in action during the 2023 season

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