Shivani Shukla ∙ Aug 9 2022, 1:45 PM

George Bartlett signs a one-year extension with Somerset

image-l6m7wp5oBartlett to continue his Somerset adventure

George Bartlett has signed a one-year contract extension with Somerset, which implies he will now remain with the club until at least the end of the 2023 season. 

He graduated from the Somerset Academy in 2016 and later made his debut for the club in 2017. The 24-year-old has so far featured in 68 games across formats for Somerset. 

The right-handed batter has a decent reputation in First-Class cricket, having amassed 1900 runs in 72 innings, including five centuries.

However, Bartlett is yet to establish himself as a prolific batter in the white-ball cricket. Talking about his List A career, the Surrey-born has compiled 375 runs in 17 matches, which also comprises a century. 

Meanwhile, in the quickest format, the Somerset batter has scored 148 runs in eight T20 appearances while averaging 21. 

Bartlett reflects on his one-year extension 

"It's really good to have the backing of the club for another year. We've had some good times over the last few years and hopefully, we can continue that and bring more success to Somerset," Bartlett said. 

"Playing for Somerset means everything to me. I've been here since I was 10 years old. It's a great club with a lot of history and there's a great bond between everyone both on and off the field.

"The number one priority now is to help the club win trophies. I just want to be making match-winning contributions across all formats and helping Somerset to win matches." 

Meanwhile, Andy Hurry, the director of SCCC has also expressed his delight over the development, stating they are looking forward to supporting Bartlett in achieving his goal across formats.  

"We are very pleased that George has extended his stay at the Club. Since joining the playing staff from the Somerset Pathway, we have seen his talent unfolding in front of us, and we very much look forward to supporting him in achieving his aspirations across all formats over the remainder of this season and beyond.”

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