Isle of Wight cricketer Danny Briggs has been awarded an extension to his contract by Warwickshire to ensure that he remains a Bear until at least the end of the 2024 season.

Former Ventnor cricketer Briggs (30) joined the Bears ahead of the 2021 season and played a pivotal role with bat and ball to help Warwickshire win both red ball trophies.

Ex-Carisbrooke High School student Briggs took 33 First Class wickets for Warwickshire at 21.87 and scored 413 runs, with three half centuries, in the Bears Championship-winning season, whilst also taking 15 wickets at 24.33 in the Vitality Blast campaign. He was part of England’s squad for the Royal London One-Day International series with Pakistan and played five games for inaugural men’s champions Southern Brave in The Hundred, taking seven wickets.

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Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket at Warwickshire CCC, said:

“Attracting a player of Danny’s quality to the squad at the beginning of last season was fantastic for everyone associated with the Club. He came to win trophies and to push for England selection and he’s certainly done both in this first season.

“Danny initially signed on a three-year contract and, with him playing some of the best cricket of his career and making such a big contribution to our Championship success, we wanted to keep this in place by adding an extra year.

“We’re also delighted that Danny has now been able to make his family home in the area, given that he has a huge role to play for Warwickshire at least the next three years.”

Danny Briggs said:

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“Personally and professionally, the move to Warwickshire really couldn’t have worked out much better. Winning the Championship this year has been one of the highlights of my career, but this squad is only going to get stronger, given the number of young players who are coming through. I’m very excited to commit long-term to the Bears and hopefully we can consistently challenge for trophies.

“Additionally, I’ve been made to feel very welcome by everyone at the Club since arriving at the end of last season. My family and I are looking forward to making this our home for the foreseeable future.”

Danny Briggs has asked to be excused from the England Lions’ tour of Australia due to family reasons.

Briggs, 30, would have been among the reserves travelling with the 17 Ashes selections on 4th November but has a pre-arranged appointment later that month so will not feature in Thursday’s squad announcement.

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Photos courtesy of Warwickshire Cricket Club

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