Lancashire Cricket seamer Tom Bailey has signed an extended contract that will see him playing at Emirates Old Trafford until at least the end of the 2021 season.
Bailey, a graduate of Lancashire’s Academy and Scholarship programmes who made his debut for the Club against Surrey in 2012, enjoyed a stellar 2018 campaign with the red ball, taking 64 wickets at an average of just 19 and finished as last season’s Specsavers County Championship leading wicket taker.
In his 46 First Class matches for the Club, the 27 year-old has taken 155 wickets at an average of 26.
The Prestonian, a product of the Vernon Carus Cricket Club, was named Player of the Year at the Club’s annual End of Season Awards and also collected Championship Player of the Year at the PCA Awards in London.
Speaking after extending his stay with the Red Rose, Bailey said: “I’m delighted to have signed a contract extension with the Club I have represented my whole career.
“I am extremely grateful to Lancashire for all their help, support and development they’ve given me since I joined the professional set-up. I have grown up through the Club’s system and playing for the Red Rose means everything to me.
“From a personal point of view, I was delighted with how I performed in last year’s Specsavers County Championship and I’ll be looking to improve on that again next year. Emirates Old Trafford is a special place to play cricket and I’m already looking forward to the new season after another winter of hard work.
“Collectively we share the same ambition to drive the Club forwards and challenge for silverware, which is something that we are all very focused on achieving.”
Lancashire Head Coach Glen Chapple, added: “We’re delighted that Tom has committed his future to the Club. His performances in last year’s Specsavers County Championship were outstanding and it is important he backs that up in 2019.
“He continues to work hard on his game and has reaped the rewards over the last 12 months, particularly in four day cricket, and we hope he can continue to produce consistent performances for the next three years and beyond for Lancashire.”