Old Trafford duo Parkinson and Jones commit to Red Rose

Lancashire pair Matthew Parkinson and Rob Jones have signed contract extensions with the club.

Friday, 3rd November 2017, 7:29 am
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 9:51 pm
Parkinson - commits to the county

The duo, who have come through the Lancashire academy, system have signed one-year extensions to their current contract until 2019.

Parkinson, aged 21, made his debut for the Red Rose in 2016, taking six wickets against Warwickshire at Old Trafford. He played in 14 matches in 2017 and impressed in the second half of the season taking 28 wickets. He was subsequently named as Lancashire’s young player of the year and was also awarded an England Cricket Board overseas placement where he will be based in Sydney this winter working with former Australia spin bowler Stuart MacGill.

Parkinson, said, “It’s a great feeling to secure my future with Lancashire. I feel like my game has progressed well over the past 12 months and hopefully I can continue putting in match-winning performances for the side.”

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“I absolutely love pulling on the Red Rose jersey and representing this club.”

Jones, aged 21, made his Lancashire debut in 2016 against Surrey before hitting his maiden first class century in his third match against Middlesex at Old Trafford last year. The Warrington-born batsman is spending his winter in Australia and hit an unbeaten 160 in his first game of the season for South Perth Cricket Club.

Jones commented: “Playing cricket for Lancashire is all I’ve ever wanted to do and I’m delighted to have signed a new contract with the club.

“We’ve got a great squad of players and it’s going to be an exciting few years ahead.”

Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple said: “It is great news that Matthew and Rob have committed their futures to the club.

“Both players have made significant impacts in the side when they have featured over the last two years and they’re going to play an important role in the long-term future of Lancashire cricket."