Young fast bowler Aaron Beard has put pen to paper on a 1 year contract extension keeping him at the Club until the end of the 2018 season.
Beard played 3 First Class matches for the Club this season, including a breathtaking debut against Sri Lanka at The E.C.G in which he ripped out 4 of the top 6 Sri Lankan batsmen, finishing with figures of 4-62.
The exciting young bowler was rewarded on his early season performances with a call up to the England U19s squad where he opened the bowling in both the Test Series and the One-Day Series.
Aaron was delighted to extend his stay at the Club, “I’m really grateful for the opportunity to continue to develop my game with such a great Club, hopefully when my chance comes I will be able to impress and make the step up”.
Head Coach Chris Silverwood was excited that Beard has committed his future to Essex, “Aaron has worked incredibly hard to be at the level he is at such a young age. Against Sri Lanka he showed what an exciting talent he is and what huge potential he has”.