Lyndon James has signed a new two-year deal with Nottinghamshire, keeping him with the county until the end of 2022.

The Academy graduate made an immediate impact on his First-Class debut in 2018, claiming the scalps of Murali Vijay, Dan Lawrence and Tom Westley during his maiden senior appearance against Essex at Trent Bridge.

The all-rounder went on to make his List A bow for the Outlaws in 2019, before striking an unbeaten 36 and claiming the wicket of Hasan Azad against Leicestershire in the Bob Willis Trophy this year. 

“I’m proud to be representing my home county, and I’m excited to see how our team can progress over the next couple of years,” he said.

“I really enjoyed getting another taste of First-Class cricket this summer, and to have been around the first team, having the chance to show how my game has evolved since I made my debut, was really valuable.

“The challenge is on for me to make sure I’m at the top of my game to push those in possession and earn a regular place in the side.”

James began in the Nottinghamshire setup aged ten, before progressing through the county’s representative sides.

The right-hander has captained the Notts Second XI on a regular basis in recent seasons.

“Lyndon’s had a couple of years to become accustomed to senior cricket, and that time around the first team squad has really benefited him,” said Head Coach Peter Moores.

“The way he’s acquitted himself when he’s played, and how he’s trained and conducted himself around the group, has been really encouraging to see and a great example to other young players. 

“By captaining in Second XI cricket at such a young age, he’s demonstrated a sound cricketing brain and strong leadership potential, which is also a great asset in a young player.

“We’re looking forward to seeing Lyndon progress over the next couple of years. Hopefully it all points to a long and productive First-Class career.”


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