Josh Davey signs new deal with Somerset County Cricket Club

Scotland International Josh Davey has signed a contract extension with Somerset County Cricket Club.

The 29-year-old has put pen to paper on a new deal which will see him remain with the County until at least the end of the 2022 season.

His current deal was due to expire at the end of next season but following his impressive performances, the Club have elected to offer him this new extension.

Josh first signed a summer contract with Somerset in 2014 and since then has gone on to become a vital member of the First XI squad.

The all-rounder was an integral element of Somerset’s Royal London One-Day Cup success in 2019, claiming 14 wickets in the competition. He also took 17 wickets in the County Championship at an average of just 17.71 as Somerset narrowly missed out on the Division One title.

After committing his future to the Club, Josh said: “I’m delighted. I’ve really made a home down here in the South West and hopefully there will be some more successful years ahead. It feels like a long time ago that I was given the opportunity to train and then play here at Somerset. It’s been really enjoyable and winning the trophy at Lord’s last year was definitely one of the highlights of my career.

“I try to be as consistent as possible and compliment the attack. We’ve got some extremely talented bowlers in our group and competition for places is tough, but that drives the standards up. It was great to bring a trophy home last year and hopefully we can be challenging on all three fronts in 2020. Given the talent that we have in the squad, success won’t be too far away.

“The support we get is second to none and the atmosphere that’s generated here is incredible. It’s so enjoyable to play in front of people who have such a passion for the game.”

Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “We’re really pleased that Josh has signed a new deal. He has been one of our most consistent performers over the last few seasons.

“He has worked hard, evolved and developed into an extremely important player for us. I have no doubt that he will continue to make significant contributions for the Club over the next few years and continue to develop to become a force across all formats of the game.”

Josh will be heading to the UAE with Scotland this month when they take part in the next round of the Cricket World Cup League.