Quartet extend their stay at Essex

ESSEX COUNTY CRICKET CLUB has been handed a boost with the news that Feroze Khushi, Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater and Paul Walter have all put pen to paper, extending their current contracts at the Cloudfc County Ground.

Second XI skipper, Nijjar, will now stay with Essex until the conclusion of the 2020 campaign. The left-arm spinner featured predominantly as Essex won the Vitality Blast competition for the first time, taking three wickets as the trophy was secured on a dramatic finals day at Edgbaston.

Whipps Cross-born Khushi and Dutch international right-arm medium, Snater, have signed similar deals, while left-arm medium-fast man, Walter will now remain with the county until 2021. Speaking to https://www.essexcricket.org.uk, delighted Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, said: “All four lads have talent and you can never have too many talented players in your side.

“Feroze has been exceptional with the bat for the Second XI this year and has scored well in every match I’ve seen him play. Everyone at the Club is excited about his potential and we feel he’ll be a big player for us for years to come.

“Aron has found game time hard to come by this year but when he’s been called upon, he’s been excellent. He played a huge role for us at Finals Day and was important down at Taunton a week later. Hopefully, he can transfer his Second XI form into the First Team in 2020.

“Shane is a skilled and trustworthy bowler and during the first half of our Vitality Blast campaign, he performed well. Hopefully, he pushes on from here and can play more for us next season.

“Paul is a very gifted player and his ability with both bat and ball means he is an important member of our squad. At 25 he’s still young and has so much to offer this side, so it’s great news that he’s committed his future to the Club.”

Brian Jeeves

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