Stone signs deal with Northamptonshire

Ollie Stone
Ollie Stone

Oliver Stone has signed the two-year deal offered to him by Northamptonshire.

As reported by the Northamptonshire Telegraph last week, the talented youngster had been rewarded for his continued improvement by being offered a professional contract.

And the Norfolk-born quick bowler has decided to accept and joins other former Academy players David Willey, Alex Wakely, Rob Newton, Ben Howgego and David Murphy in in the senior squad.

Stone said: “It is great news for me and I was very happy to accept the contract offer from Northants.

“I never expected my season to go as well as it has, and I’m glad to have been given the opportunity to show what I can do for the club.

“I had a fantastic winter after coming back from injury, and that has carried me into this season.

“The support I have received from everyone here at the County Ground has been fantastic.

“I can only hope to continue my progress and help Northants be competitive in all forms of the game going forward.”

Interim head coach David Ripley added: “We are very pleased Olly has signed.

“Olly has been with Northants since he was 13, and we have seen him develop as a person and as a cricketer.

“He bounced back from a stress fracture and has been absolutely fantastic this season.

“The support staff have helped him along the way but Olly deserves this contract after all of his hard work.

“This is a fantastic outcome for all involved.”