Somerset allrounder, Tom Lammonby has put pen to paper on a contract extension that will see him remain at the Cooper Associates County Ground until at least the end of 2025.
The 22-year-old’s existing deal was due to expire at the end of the 2023 season, but he has now committed his immediate future to the Club.
The former England Under 19 Captain, who began his route into the game whilst playing for Exeter CC, joined the Somerset Academy in the autumn of 2015 after working his way through the Devon age group system.
The left-handed top order batter went on to sign his first professional contract in 2018.
That was the year that he first caught the eye of Somerset supporters, scoring his maiden century in the Second XI Trophy against The Unicorns and becoming one of only a handful of Devon CCC players to score a century in each innings of a National Counties Championship match.
Tom, who also bowls left-arm medium pace, made his First Class debut for Somerset in the opening Bob Willis Trophy fixture of the 2020 season against Glamorgan and went on to make three hundreds in the competition and amassed over 450 runs at an average of 51.
Since making his debut for the County, Tom has become a First XI multi-format regular, scoring a total of 2185 runs and claiming 25 wickets.
After committing his future to Somerset, Tom said: “Somerset is a Club that is close to my heart and it’s the place where I want to be. We’ve got a good coaching set up and a lot of great lads in the squad. Hopefully, the next few years can be successful for us, and we can bring home a few trophies.
“The support that we get across the South West is unrivalled and it’s something that myself and the rest of the players all cherish.
“I’m a local lad and I’m delighted to be staying.”
Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry added: “Everyone connected with the Club should be delighted that Tom has pledged his future to Somerset. He burst onto the scene in 2020 and it was incredible to see such a young man dominate experienced attacks in the way that he did. Since that breakthrough season, he has also become a key element of both our red-ball and T20 squads.
“He has worked extremely hard on his game over the last few years and that hard work has seen him earn a call up to the England Lions squad and also seen him feature in global franchise white-ball tournaments.
“Tom is a naturally gifted cricketer, and we are excited to see his development continue over the next few years. He has all the attributes required to make it to the top in the game and hopefully he can play a major role in the future success of Somerset County Cricket Club.”
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