SOMERSET County Cricket Club have confirmed that bowler Ned Leonard has signed a one-year contract extension.

The 20-year-old made his First Class and List A debuts for Somerset in 2021.

His current contract was due to expire at the end of the season, but he has now put pen to paper on an extension until at least the end of the 2024 campaign.

After signing his new contract extension, Ned said: “I’m really happy to have signed for another year. I’ve been here for three years now and I’m excited to keep playing cricket for Somerset.

“I want to play as much First Team cricket as I can, put in some good performances and keep on improving because I absolutely love playing for Somerset.”

The former Millfield student, who plays his club cricket for Bridgwater and has represented Devon County CC on a number of occasions, joined the Somerset Academy in the Autumn of 2017.

SCCC director of cricket, Andy Hurry added: “Ned is an exciting talent and given the development that he has shown in his time with the Club, we are delighted that he has agreed to extend his current contract through to at least the end of the 2024 season.

“It means so much to everyone involved here at the Club when a young player progresses through the Somerset Pathway into the Somerset squad, as Ned did."