Lyndon James has signed a new three-year contract with Nottinghamshire, keeping the young all-rounder at the club until the end of the 2024 season.
The 22-year-old has been a mainstay of the Green and Golds’ LV= Insurance County Championship side this summer, as well as making his T20 debut in June and featuring in six 50-over fixtures.
The right-hander has cemented a spot at number five in the Nottinghamshire order, striking four half-centuries across his 11 red-ball appearances whilst also adding 14 wickets with the ball.
“Representing Nottinghamshire has been a dream of mine since joining the system aged ten,” said the Academy graduate.
“To make my debut in 2018 was a special moment and I’ve relished being given the opportunity for an extended run in the side this summer.
“There’s much more I want to achieve moving forward and I’ll be working hard to play my part in bringing more success to Nottinghamshire in the future.
“We’ve got a strong core of quality young players in the squad right now, with a healthy sprinkling of experience as well, and I can’t wait to see what we can all pull together and achieve.”
James, a regular captain of the Notts Second XI prior to cementing his first team position, also featured for a County Select XI against India in July scoring 27 and claiming first innings figures of 2-32.
His partnership of 205 with Ben Duckett was integral to securing an against the clock Nottinghamshire triumph over Worcestershire as spectators made their return to Trent Bridge back in May.
An unbeaten 79 had by then already secured Notts a share of the spoils versus Durham in the season’s opening game, while a career best bowling performance of 4-51 propelled Peter Moores’ men to a pivotal home victory over reigning champions Essex.
“Lyndon has great all-round qualities as a cricketer, has demonstrated a sound temperament for professional cricket and shown real leadership qualities as well,” said the Nottinghamshire Head Coach.
“He’s got great maturity for a player so young and, having won his shirt for the opening game with some strong performances in pre-season, he’s deservedly held on to it ever since.
“With the bat, Lyndon has shown he has the temperament to stick in there for long periods of time. With the ball, he’s developed a knack for getting top players out and that’s a real asset for us to work with.
“The next few years are about building on what he’s done this season, continuing to put in the hard yards and striving to get better.
“Lyndon’s a pleasure to work with in that regard and we believe there’s a great deal he can go on to achieve in the game.”
James joins his fellow Academy graduate Liam Patterson-White in recently signing a new three-year contract at Trent Bridge.