SOMERSET and England spinner Jack Leach has put pen to paper on a new one-year contract which will keep him in Taunton until 2020.

Leach, 27, is currently on international duty with the England Test squad in the West Indies and is in the XI currently taking on a CWI President's XI in Barbados.

He was entering the final year of his current deal but has now extended his stay with his boyhood club.

Leach told the club website: "It’s an honour to represent Somerset, the club I’ve supported since I was a little boy.

I’m living that little boy’s dream every time I put on the shirt and play in front of the Somerset supporters.

“I’m very proud to have signed a new contract with my home county.”

Somerset head coach Jason Kerr added: "“It’s great news for all connected to the club that Jack has extended his current contract.

“Personally, I’m delighted that Jack has committed his future to the club.

"He continues to contribute with match-winning performances and behaviourally epitomises everything we are trying to achieve at the club.”

It has been a busy day at the Cooper Associates County Ground today (Wednesday) as the first of five floodlights has been installed.

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