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21-year-old Dearden scored 357 runs, including two fifties, in 10 County Championship matches in 2018
Leicestershire have announced that Harry Dearden has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.
The 21-year-old batsman scored 357 runs at 22.31, including two fifties, in 10 County Championship matches in 2018.
Dearden greeted the news, saying: “I’m really pleased to sign for another season with the Foxes, it was a testing time after picking up the injury towards the end of last year, and I’m delighted to be back playing regularly again.
“I’ve learnt a lot from Nico, Sads [John Sadler] and Tom [Smith], and I’m ready for a lot of hard work over the winter to prepare for the 2019 season.”
Head coach Paul Nixon said: “Harry is a young batsman who goes about his batting in an impressive manner.
“He has demonstrated his versatility in red-ball cricket and also has excellent white-ball skills, as demonstrated through his form as T20 progressed. We look forward to Harry continuing his development with us.”