Harry Swindells made 188 runs in five matches at an average of 37.60 and took 11 catches in last year's Bob Willis Trophy
Harry Swindells made 188 runs in five matches at an average of 37.60 and took 11 catches in last year’s Bob Willis Trophy

Leicestershire wicketkeeper Harry Swindells has signed a new contract.

Leicester-born Swindells, 21, has agreed a two-year deal until 2022.

Swindells, who broke through in List A and T20 cricket in 2018, made his first class debut in 2019, then became first choice in the truncated 2020 season.

Along with Sam Bates, who also signed a contract extension, and Lewis Hall, the Foxes now have three locally-born keepers who have all come under the wing of Grace Road legend Paul Nixon.

The new County Championship season is scheduled to get underway on 8 April with a Group 2 home game against Hampshire.

The Foxes’ first T20 game is a trip to Old Trafford to face Lancashire on Thursday 10 June.



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