Brown pens new Old Trafford deal

Brown - new Lancashire deal
Brown - new Lancashire deal
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Batsman Karl Brown has signed a new long term deal to keep him atLancashire Cricket Club

The 27 year-old has played a crucial role for the Red Rose in the four-day format this season, hitting a century and six half centuries in just nine matches, averaging over 52.

The Bolton-born batsman hit his first century of the season in the LV=County Championship Division Two clash against Glamorgan at Emirates Old Trafford just last week as the side moved a step closer to winning promotion.

Brown also played an important part in Lightning’s run to the NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston on Saturday, hitting three half centuries for Lancashire.

Brown said: “It was always my dream to play for my county and I am pleased to have been able to commit my future to Lancashire. Emirates Old Trafford is an exciting place to be at the moment and I’m looking forward to playing my part.”

Cricket director and head coach Ashley Giles said: “I’m delighted that Karl has signed this new deal with the Club.

“Since coming into the side earlier in the year, he has become one of our most consistent performers with the bat.

“Karl is another important player who has come up through the Lancashire system and he very much represents the future of the club.”