Notts pathway product Sammy King has signed a one-year contract extension at Trent Bridge. 

It follows a season in which King continued to show progress on the pitch, adding two first team appearances in the Metro Bank One Day Cup to his collection.

The 20-year-old was also a key member of Nottinghamshire’s Second XI Championship campaign, finishing as the side’s second-top scorer with 456 runs, including two centuries. 

The deal takes the former Academy captain - who joined the club’s County Age Groups at U14 level - to an eight-year association with the Green and Golds. 

“My goal is to establish myself at Notts, so another year to develop and prove what I am capable of is a great opportunity,” King said. 

“By putting myself in the right environment, and learning as much as I can from coaches and senior players, I know I can keep getting better, which is exciting for me personally. 

“I am proud to be continuing at my home county - it means a lot to call myself a Nottinghamshire cricketer and I am desperate to see the club succeed, because I’ve had a connection with Trent Bridge for so much of my life. 

“As a group, I feel like we are building towards something special with a lot of talent amongst us, so it is a brilliant place to be and to grow right now.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve collectively in 2024.”

King - who captained the Midlands at the ECB Super 4s in 2021 - made his initial first-team debut at Cardiff in the One Day Cup competition of that same year. 

He has since established himself in the top order of Notts’ Second XI Championship side. 

“Sammy has earned this contract through his performances and the progress that he is showing,” Peter Moores said. 

“He is a player with a lot of natural ability, and he is developing an understanding of himself as a cricketer and where he wants to be. 

“He brings a lot of energy to the group which is a great asset, and he looks to challenge himself and learn from those around him.

“We are looking forward to seeing where he can get to over the 12 months by continuing to work on his game and applying himself to make the most of his opportunities.”