Wymeswold cricketer Tom Moores signs new deal at Nottinghamshire CCC

The ECB invested in Moores by sending him on a batting scholarship to Australia last winter EMN-171018-121450002
The ECB invested in Moores by sending him on a batting scholarship to Australia last winter EMN-171018-121450002
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Wymeswold cricketer Tom Moores has signed a new deal with Nottinghamshire CCC as he looks to continue his rise in the professional game.

The deal will keep the young wicketkeeper at Trent Bridge until at least 2019 as Notts look to establish a successor to former England wicketkeeper Chris Read who retired this summer.

The 21-year-old moved to Nottingham three years ago following a successful junior career with Leicestershire.

He has already tasted success in a sensational summer as an ever-present in the Notts Outlaws side which won the NatWest T20 Blast for the first time in their history.

Moores, son of two-time England coach Peter, took 12 catches and completed one stumping during the competition, and as a big-hitting batsman scored 191 runs, including a top score of 57 in the win at Derbyshire.

“It’s fantastic to commit to the club,” he said.

“With the year we have had in 2017, getting promoted and winning two white ball trophies, it was an easy decision to make.

“Being involved in the NatWest T20 Blast was the highlight of my career so far; it’s a great time to be a Notts player.

“Next year, I want to do what I did in the T20 more consistently across all three formats and compete for a place on all fronts.”

Director of cricket Mick Newell has been pleased with the progress of former England Under-19s player Moores.

“Tom’s had an excellent season, certainly in T20 cricket, and he’s been a major part of our success there,” he said.

“With Chris Read moving on, there are going to be more opportunities for wicketkeepers, so we think it’s important to show some faith in Tom and give him the confidence of a two-year contract going into Division One cricket next year.”