Lewis commits his future to Somerset

Somerset County Cricket Club are proud to be able to announce that Lewis Gregory has signed a contract extension.

Lewis’ current deal was due to expire at the end of next season, but the 29-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain at the Cooper Associates County Ground until at least the end of the 2023 campaign.

The all-rounder, who hails from Plymouth and played his club cricket for Plympton, made his way through the Devon age groups and represented the senior Devon side.

He joined Somerset after graduating from the Somerset Academy in 2010 and went on to make his First XI debut against Pakistan in September of that year. Since that day, Lewis has established himself as an integral element of Somerset’s First XI across all three formats of the game. In total he has taken 479 wickets and scored 5020 runs for the County.

A former England Under 19 Captain, Lewis was called into the England ODI squad in 2015. He was named in the England Test squad for 2019’s clash against Ireland and his consistently impressive performances were rewarded with a place on England’s IT20 tour of New Zealand that winter.

He has played in three ODIs and nine IT20s for his Country.

After agreeing his extension, Lewis said: “I’ve been here for a long time and it’s a great Club to play for. I love everything about the Club because it’s a very special place.

“I’m really pleased to have signed for an extra year and I think we’ve got a really strong squad that can genuinely challenge for honours over the next few years. That’s why we play the game.

“We’ve got the best Members and supporters in the country and to be able to play in front of them is extremely special.”

Somerset Head Coach, Jason Kerr said: “We’re delighted that Lewis has extended his contract. He’s an extremely talented cricketer and he’s now demonstrated that on the international stage. He’s been doing that week in week out for us for a number of years now.

“He’s a three-dimensional cricketer in all formats of the game and he’s a brilliant leader. He brings a lot of attributes to the team, and he is the calibre of player that we are seeking to keep at the Club for as long as possible.”

SCCC Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry added: “Lewis is an all-round cricketer of genuine class. He is one of the leading talents within the English domestic game and he has been one of the Club’s most consistently impressive performers in recent years.

“He has now made his mark on the international game, and everyone associated with the Club is really pleased that he has committed his future to Somerset.”

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