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Former Cambridge Cricket Club star Michael Pepper extends contract at Essex

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Michael Pepper in action for Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell
Michael Pepper in action for Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

Michael Pepper has signed a contract extension at Essex County Cricket Club.

The 22-year-old former Cambridge Cricket Club star featured towards the conclusion of the 2020 Vitality Blast campaign, and has extended his deal to the end of the 2021 campaign.

The wicketkeeper batsman had impressed behind the stumps and with the bat, and has been joined by Josh Rymell and Shane Snater in penning extensions.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath said to the club’s website: “All of these guys are talented cricketers so it’s great they’ll be here for another year.

“Michael has always performed well when called upon and he has a great role model in Adam Wheater to learn from. Hopefully he can crack on in 2021 and really stake his claim for a place in the first team.

“Josh has been in and around the first team for a year or so now and is a great prospect for the future.

“He’s come through the Essex Academy and is a talented batsman, and everybody at the club is excited to see how he develops.

“Shane is a trusted and reliable player. Although he’s not always found game time easy to come by, he’s always put in a shift whenever he’s played and he’s another who I hope really pushes on next year.”

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