England bowler Matt Parkinson has extended his contract with Lancashire Cricket until at least the end of the 2023 season. Parkinson has made 106 appearances for the Red Rose since his first class debut against Warwickshire in 2016 – when he achieved a rare feat in becoming only the second English leg spinner to take five wickets on his post-war debut.
“It’s a great feeling to know that I will be playing my cricket at Emirates Old Trafford for two more seasons and hopefully many more after that,” Parkinson said in a statement according to the Lancashire website. “The Club have trusted me since I started at the Academy at 13 and I hope my performances in recent years have rewarded their confidence and will continue to do so,” he added.
The nine-time England international has become a key feature in all three formats for Glen Chapple’s side and is widely regarded as one of the most feared spin throwers in T20 cricket, claiming 103 wickets in the one-man format. average of 17 and savings of just 7.5. Cricket manager Mark Chilton also commented: “Parky is considered one of the best white ball throwers in the world and we are delighted to have secured his services for at least two more seasons.
“His red ball game has improved tremendously over the past two years and, even at 25, Matt is now one of our most experienced players with over 100 appearances in all formats behind him.” In 2021, Parkinson had his most productive summer in red ball cricket taking 36 wickets at an average of just over 20, helping Lancashire to finish second in the County Championship. (ANI)
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