SOMERSET CCC head coach, Jason Kerr has been rewarded with a contract extension, which will see him remain at the club for two more years.

Jason 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 2024 season.

Jason first appeared for the County as a player in 1992, with the highlight of his playing career coming in 1999 when he claimed seven for 23 against Leicestershire.

A shoulder injury brought his career to a premature end in 2002, but the former all rounder returned to Somerset to lead the Academy & Second XI in 2005 and was appointed bowling coach in 2015.

With such great depth, experience and insight into the Club, and a track record of developing players, Jason was appointed as Head Coach ahead of the 2018 season, leading the Club to Royal London One-Day Cup glory in 2019.

After signing his contract extension, Jason said: “I’m incredibly grateful and delighted that I can continue my journey with Somerset CCC.

"Every day I have the opportunity to shape the future of this great Club, influencing the individuals to achieve their goals and represent the Club in the Somerset way. We continually strive to push boundaries and punch beyond our weight.”

Somerset director of cricket, Andy Hurry added: “Jason is one of the top coaches in the country and we are really delighted that he has extended his time with the Club.

"Since his appointment as head coach, we have seen him lead Somerset forward both on and off the field to be an incredibly competitive side who develop from within."