Somerset’s captain Tom Abell extends his contract with Somerset County Cricket Club. The 25-year old’s contract was expected to end in the winter of 2021 but now he has committed himself to the club till 2022 at least with an extension of one more year.
Tom was at the helm as Somerset won the 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup, becoming the first Somerset Captain to lift a one-day trophy since Graeme Smith in 2005. Since making his Somerset debut, Tom has featured in 73 First Class matches for the County, scoring over 3800 runs with a best of 135. He has also developed into a fine red-ball bowler, claiming 35 wickets for the Club at an average of 26.68.
“The Club means absolutely everything to me. It’s my life and I try to give absolutely everything that I can for Somerset Cricket, and it hurts when that’s not quite enough and we don’t come out on the right side of the result. To me, this place is my extended family. A lot gets made of the support that we get and rightly so. Having the support that we get is incredible.”, Tom said.