Niall O’Brien extends Northants contract

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Updated: August 18, 2011

Ireland’s leading wicketkeeper and batsman Niall O’Brien has extended his contract with Northamptonshire and by signing the new 2 years deal he is committed to the club until at least the end of 2013.

O’Brien has been in excellent form with the bat this year to date , scoring 629 runs at an average of 48.4 in the LV= County Championship with his best tally so far 166.

Having signed the new deal O’Brien said: , “I am looking forward to being part of the exciting things that are happening at Northants Cricket.

Both parties are happy and hopefully I can help the club push on and gain promotion to Division One of the LV= County Championship.”

Club Head Coach David Capel said, “I am pleased that Niall has committed himself to Northants once again and look forward to seeing him perform over the next two seasons, helping the club achieve our ambitions.”

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