Northamptonshire have secured the services of all-rounder David Willey on a new two-year contract.
The 21-year-old son of former England and Northamptonshire batsman Peter Willey was due to be out of contract at the end of the season but has now signed a deal that will keep him at Wantage Road until the end of 2013.
Northampton-born Willey made his first team debut in 2009 and has since been a valuable one-day and Twenty20 player in particular.
“I’m very happy, I’ve had three years at the club already and to be able to extend for another two years is brilliant. I’m Northants through and through, so this is fantastic news,” Willey said.
“Over the next couple of years I would like to break through into the County Championship side and develop my game further so I become a permanent member of the team in all forms of the game.”
Willey’s decision to extend his stay at Wantage Road comes a day after paceman Jack Brooks signed a new two-year contract.
“David is a talented young player who has been developing well over the past couple of years,” said Northants coach David Capel.
“I see David as an integral part of Northamptonshire cricket’s future and I’m sure he will be vital cog in pushing the club on to bigger and better things. He has already performed well in one-day cricket, and I look forward to seeing David get better and better in the first-class game.”