Dixon signs one-year contract extension

Matt Dixon Contract 

Essex CCC are pleased to announce Matt Dixon has penned a one-year contract extension meaning he will stay with the club until the end of the 2018 season.

Having joined the club in March of this year, the Australian has previously represented Australia U17 & U19 and more recently played for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash. In theĀ final group match he took 3/32, including the wickets of Luke Wright & Kevin Pietersen.

The Perth-born bowler has taken nine first-class wickets for the club in his brief experience so far and will look to add to that in 2017.

Dixon is grateful for the faith shown by Chris Silverwood and the Essex fans after what has proved a difficult season individually.

He said: “Obviously I am very pleased to extend my contract. It gives me a chance to spend a bit more time in Essex and repay the faith the coaching staff, chief executive and fans have shown in me.

“This season hasn’t quite been the season I planned for after various injury problems. I am looking to stay here over the winter and work extremely hard with Chris Silverwood so I can hit the ground running next year.”