PROMISING young Somerset wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Banton has signed a new deal which will keep him in Taunton until the end of the 2020 season.

Banton, 20, made his First Class debut towards the end of the 2018 season as well as playing nine white-ball matches and scoring heavily for the 2nd XI over the course of the summer.

The gloveman also captained England Under-19s against South Africa in June.

Banton told the club website: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract at Somerset for another two years.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I hope to be able to repay the faith that the coaches and committee have shown in me to date by putting in match winning performances for the first team in 2019 and beyond.”

Director of Cricket Andy Hurry added: “It’s important to secure the future of the Club, so we are delighted that Tom has committed his future to Somerset.

“We feel that Tom has a very high ceiling and he is on an upward trajectory. We look forward to him continuing his development with us over the coming seasons.”

Banton is the second Somerset player to have signed a new deal this week - on Wednesday, paceman Josh Davey committed his future to the club for the next two seasons.