Michael Bates extends stay
Somerset County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that wicket-keeper Michael Bates has had his contract extended until the end of the 2015 season.
Bates, who was released by Hampshire at the end of last season, signed a one month contract and made his debut in the LV=County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Taunton in June.
Since then the 24 year old has given a good account of himself both behind the stumps and with the bat when needed.
Somerset Director of Cricket Matt Maynard said: “ Michael has done really well for us in his first month and we have decided to extend his stay for the rest of this season.”