New contract for Johann

Johann Myburgh has become the latest Somerset player to put pen to paper on a new deal.

The 36 year old has signed a contract which will keep him at the Cooper Associates County Ground for all white-ball cricket next season. This means that he will be available for both the NatWest T20 Blast and the Royal London One-Day Cup competitions in 2018.

Johann once again impressed in limited overs cricket in 2017 scoring 290 runs at an average of 36.25 with a strike rate of 171.60 in the NatWest T20 Blast. His Royal London One-Day Cup statistics are equally impressive and his three appearances in the competition this year saw him amass 120 runs at an average of 40 with a strike rate of 193.55.

After signing his new deal Johann said: “I’m very pleased and I feel blessed that I’m going to play for Somerset for another year. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far and I’ve had great support from the fans.

“I’m keen to contribute to the team again and I’m desperate to win a trophy. I think we’re good enough to do that because we have a really talented group of players in the dressing room.”

Somerset CEO Lee Cooper said: “We are delighted to have retained Johann’s services for another year. He is an exceptional player, as demonstrated during this season, and we’re extremely pleased that he will be representing us again in white ball cricket in 2018.”

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