Liam Patterson-White, the Academy graduate all-rounder whose maiden First Class century set up his side’s recent historic victory over Somerset, has signed a new three-year contract with Nottinghamshire.
The 22-year-old middle order batsman and left arm spinner, who averages 27.10 and 29.97 with the bat and ball respectively across 17 appearances in red ball cricket, is now committed to his home county until the conclusion of the 2024 season.
An ever present in the Green and Golds’ ascent to the upper echelons of the LV= Insurance County Championship table, and with a succession of notable Royal London Cup performances also behind him, the England under 19 international is looking to the immediate and long term future with relish.
“Having been in the Nottinghamshire system since I was a boy, it means so much to me that I’m now representing my county in first team cricket and contributing to winning performances,” said Patterson-White.
“The expertise I’ve been able to tap into over the years here, whether that’s in the Academy, from the likes of Samit Patel and Ravi Ashwin on the field or working closely with Ant Botha and the professional coaching staff, has been massive for my development and I still feel like I’m improving all the time.
“It’s been a thrill to be part of some memorable victories this summer, and I’ll be giving it everything to try and make a further impact on the final few games of the year. We’re keeping our heads down, maintaining our focus and seeing how far it can take us.
“Beyond that, it’s about aiming to forge a long and successful career, continuing to improve and striving to win as many matches as possible, whilst continuing to enjoy the experience of living my dream.”
Patterson-White has taken to the field on 24 occasions in total for Nottinghamshire’s First XI, having made an immediate impact with a debut five-wicket haul, also at Taunton, in 2019.
Overall the all-rounder has passed fifty on four occasions, while his bowling has yielded 50 all-format wickets, including a career best 5-19 in the Royal London Cup victory over Northamptonshire at Grantham.
“Liam earned his place in the side back in April and has been a resourceful contributor with bat and ball throughout the season so far, whilst also continually striving for the kind of match defining contribution we saw against Somerset,” said Nottinghamshire Head Coach Peter Moores.
“The beauty of having a player like Liam as a frontline spinner who also performs as an accomplished batsman is that he balances our side.
“He’s risen to the challenge of being our lead slow bowler in red ball cricket, often in conditions not in his favour, and his century at Taunton showcased his batting capabilities at their finest.
“We’ve always known there’s no shortage of natural ability within Liam, and he’s also got a huge amount of self-belief which is important in professional sport.
“By coupling that with a strong work ethic and a determination to be consistent in his performances, we’ve seen his game really move, and that’s something we hope will continue in the years ahead.”
Nottinghamshire continue their quest for red-ball glory at home to Lancashire, from 10.30am on Sunday 5 September.