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Five players sign new deals with Worcestershire

Allrounder Ed Barnard - who was named in the PCA Team Of The Year - has signed a one-year contract extension which ties him to the club until the end of the 2021 season

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Five Worcestershire players have put pen to paper on new contracts ahead of the 2019 campaign.

Allrounder Ed Barnard - who was named in the PCA Team Of The Year - has signed a one-year contract extension which ties him to the club until the end of the 2021 season.

Tom Fell and Alex Milton have both signed new three-year deals fom 2019 to 2021.

Left-arm spinner Ben Twohig and second XI skipper Olly Westbury addd 12 months to their current deals which will now run until the end of the 2020 season.

CEO Matt Rawnsley said: “To have a commitment from players over a longer period of time is great. We’ve got very strong plans as to where we want to be as a club over the next three to five years.

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Tom Fell has signed a new three-year deal

“For people to be signed up until the end of 2020-2021 is really positive and then there are others like Moeen who is with us until 2022.

“That gives us a really good platform to build around for the next few years.

“We are also a club that will attract good players. Riki Wessels is evidence of that and for him to have joined us on a three year deal is great for us.”

“To get promoted back to Division One in the Championship, that’s the aim for next year, and to maintain our status as the best one-day side in the country is really important for the 2019 campaign.”

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