Skipper Wakely signs new deal at Northants

Northants have been boosted by the news that captain Alex Wakely has agreed a contract extension to keep him at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2020 season.

Thursday, 20th December 2018, 12:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:25 am
Alex Wakely has signed a new Northants deal (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wakely, who turned 30 last month, will also continue as skipper in all formats for a fifth year in 2019, ranking him among the longest-serving leaders in the club’s history.He remains the only man to captain Northants to two major trophies – the Steelbacks winning the domestic Twenty20 title under his direction in both 2013 and 2016.“I am buzzing about sticking around at the club I love so much,” Wakely said.“I have so much more I want to achieve, both individually and as a captain, and I can’t wait to get going next year.“Lifting those two trophies have been the proudest moments of my career so far and I’ll be doing all I can to bring another one to Wantage Road over the next couple of years.“After the season we had last year, a lot of things had to change and I now think it’s an exciting time to be involved with Northamptonshire cricket.”Wakely has been the ultimate ‘one-club player’, emerging through the club’s youth set-up and Academy, and making his first-class debut for the County as an 18-year-old in 2007.He has now made more than 320 appearances for Northants in all competitions, scoring nearly 11,000 runs.

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