BATSMAN George Bartlett has signed a new contract with Somerset Cricket Club.

The 20-year-old England Young Lions player has agreed to stay with the county until at least the end of the 2021 season.

He made his Somerset debut in the Specsavers County Championship match at Warwickshire in 2017. Since then he has featured in a total of ten first class matches scoring more than 400 runs.

Bartlett is delighted to have signed a new deal. He said: “As a young cricketer you aspire to become a professional, and for the club to show faith in me for another few years is brilliant. It’s now about taking it season by season and looking to improve every year.

“Playing for Somerset means a lot. When you grow up in the county and come through the academy you can see what it means to everyone. You become part of that cricket family and you just want to do as well as you can for everyone involved with the team. It’s great to be a part of this club.

“I feel like I’ve shown glimpses of what I can do in the first team so hopefully I can build on that this year and try to become a regular in the starting line-up.”

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