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Tom Commits his future to Somerset

Somerset fans will be delighted to hear that Club Captain Tom Abell has committed his future to the County after putting pen to paper on a new contract this week.

The new deal will see the 23-year-old remain at the Cooper Associates County Ground until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Tom made his First XI debut for his home county against Warwickshire in 2014 and made an instant impact, scoring 95 in his first ever first-class innings.

Since then he has amassed over 2000 runs in first-class cricket with a top score of 135. He has also impressed in 50-over cricket where he has scored over 340 runs in just 12 matches at an average of 38.11.

After signing his contract extension Tom, who will captain Somerset in the Specsavers County Championship and the Royal London One-Day Cup in 2018, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have committed my future to Somerset. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to represent and lead the Club. Taunton is the only place that I want to be playing and I hope that I can help the team to achieve the goals that we are all so desperate to achieve in the near future.

“The Club, players, Members and all the staff here are a pleasure to be around, and I’m excited for what is to come at the Club with this group of players. I hope that we can repay some of the faith that the supporters have shown in us with some silverware.”

Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry is pleased that Tom has signed a long-term deal. “It’s a great sign for the future that Tom has extended his commitment to the Club,” he said. “Having progressed through the Somerset age group system and the Somerset Academy, Tom has demonstrated that he is a player with huge potential and he is an integral part of the team both on and off the field.

“We are really pleased that one of the most exciting young batsman in the country has committed his future to the Club.”

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