JOHANN Myburgh has become the latest Somerset player to sign a new contract, which will keep him in Taunton for all white-ball cricket news season.

The 36-year-old will be available for both the NatWest T20 Blast and the Royal London One-Day Cup competitions in 2018.

Batsman Myburgh impressed in one-day cricket this campaign, scoring 290 runs at an average of 36.25 (strike rate of 171.60) in the NatWest T20 Blast.

In the Royal London One-Day Cup, his three appearances in the competition this year yielded 120 runs at an average of 40 (strike rate of 193.55).

He 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."

Last week saw spinner Max Waller pen a contract extension which will also keep him at Somerset for next year.