Willey signs on for three more years with Northamptonshire

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David Willey has signed a new three-year deal to stay with Northamptonshire.

The 23-year-old all-rounder - who had a season left to run on his old contract - has had a remarkable summer in all forms of cricket.

He was a key figure in the club’s Friends Life t20 success - their first silverware for 21 years - and has also been a consistent performer in the push for promotion in the LV= County Championship.

Willey, who was born in Northampton and has come through the club’s age group system, said: “I’m happy to have signed a new three-year contract with Northants.

“The club have made huge improvements in the last 12 months and I hope these continue.

“I’m a local lad and want Northants Cricket to be a successful club and hope to be an important part of the club’s success over the next three years.”

Northamptonshire head coach David Ripley added: “ David is a dynamic player and someone who could add something to any county in the country.

“He’s a Northampton lad who I’ve known since he was nine years old so I am delighted he will be with us for at least the next three years as we continue to look for improvement as a squad.”

This summer the left-arm seamer has taken 43 Championship wickets at an average on 25 while also contributing valuable runs at an average of 33.

However, it was the Twenty20 run that has brought him to national prominence.

He was a key performer throughout a competition that culminated with him scoring a half-century and taking 4-9 – including a hat-trick - in the final.

Willey was recently named as the Northants Cricket Supporters Club’s player of the year for the second season running.