SOMERSET County Cricket Club has announced a third contract extension, with Ben Green the latest player to put pen to paper.

The 21-year-old all-rounder has signed a new deal which will see him remain in Taunton until at least the end of the 2021 season.

His first professional contract, signed after he graduated from the Somerset Academy in 2016, was due to expire of the end of this year, and the club was keen to secure his services.

Director of Cricket Andy Hurry said: “We are delighted with the progress that Ben showed throughout 2018.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing him develop even further and becoming a key part of the team across all formats over the coming seasons.”

The Devonian youngster made his Somerset debut in the T20 Vitality Blast away to Hampshire in 2016, and after impressive performances for the 2nd XI he made his First Class and List A debuts in 2018.

Green has also represented England at Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 level.

After signing the contract, he said: “I’m incredibly excited to have signed a contract extension at such an amazing club.

"I’m looking forward to hopefully being part of the team’s success over the next three years; it’s an exciting time for both the club and I.”

Green joins George Bartlett and Jack Leach in signing contract extensions in the last week.