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 onto 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’sFirst XI across all three formats of the game. In total he has taken 479 wickets and scored 5020 runs for the County.

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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.

"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."