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Max Commits Future To Somerset

Max Waller has signed a new two-year T20 contract with Somerset County Cricket Club which will see the popular leg-spinner remain at the Cooper Associates County Ground until at least the end of the 2022 season.

After attending Millfield School, Max made his debut for Somerset in 2009. He has since developed in to one of the most effective T20 bowlers in the country, taking 132 wickets in 133 T20 matches for Somerset at an average of 23.80 and an impressive economy rate of 7.28. No leg-spinner has taken more wickets in the history of T20 Blast and he needs just 6 more to overtake Alfonso Thomas and become Somerset’s leading T20 wicket-taker.

The 32-year-old was one of Somerset’s top performers in this season’s Vitality Blast, taking 8 wickets and conceding just 6.23 runs per over throughout the competition.

After signing his new deal Max said: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract at Somerset for another 2 years. Having represented the Club since I was 10 years old, the County obviously has a very special place in my heart.

“I look forward to helping the team win silverware in T20 cricket over the next few years as we look to keep improving in the shortest format of the game.

“It is always fantastic to play in front of our Members and passionate supporters, so hopefully we will be able to do that again next summer. Thanks as always for all of the support and I can’t wait to get back out there for the 2021 season and beyond.”

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Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “It’s fantastic news that we have extended one of the shortest formats leading domestic players for the next two seasons. This extension creates a great opportunity for us to continue to work with Max and grow his contributions to the T20 side.

“He has been such a valuable member of our Vitality Blast team over the years and we certainly all know what he brings to the team on the field. He is not only capable of squeezing opposition batsman through pressure created with the ball, dynamic fielding and competitive drive, but also his significant contributions off the field reflecting the Club values add so much additional benefit.”

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