SOMERSET have awarded Ben Green with a 12-month contract extension that will see him remain at the club until the end of 2025.

The 26-year-old was the second leading wicket taker in last season’s Vitality Blast and was named Somerset’s White-Ball Player of the Year for the second year running.

After signing his extension, Green said: “Somerset is a Club that is very close to my heart. I’ve been here since the very start of my career and I can think of no better place to be, especially after the success of last season.

“I remember coming here when I was young and watching the likes of Graeme Smith and Cameron White, and I feel so proud every time I get to play for this Club. The South West is a unique area and it means a lot that we represent the whole region."

Ben attended Exeter School and plays club cricket for Exeter CC. He progressed through the Devon Age Group system before spending two years on the Devon EPP. He joined the Somerset Academy in the autumn of 2013.

Green joined Somerset’s professional staff after graduating from the Club’s Academy in 2016 and made his debut for the County in a T20 match at Hampshire later that year.

Green added: "The Club is in a really good place at the moment and it’s great to be a part of that. I want to be positively impacting games every time I step out onto the pitch and hopefully that can help us win some more silverware in the next few years.”

Green has scored over 1300 runs and claimed more than 80 wickets across all formats for the Club.

In his time at the Club, Green has also played a prominent role within the Club’s Community Engagement Programme, showing a real investment in our local and wider communities.

Somerset director of cricket, Andy Hurry added: “Ben’s performances and contributions on and off the field across white-ball cricket in recent years have gone from strength to strength,” he said. “This has culminated in a standout season for him in 2023.

“Ben is also continuing to develop and push for more opportunities in Championship cricket, and we are all excited to see him develop further over the next couple of seasons and push to achieve even more within the game.

“His commitment to this Club is second to none and he wears the shirt with immense pride. His work ethic and desire to fulfil his potential give him every opportunity of achieving all of his aspirations.”