Stephen Parry pens new Lancashire contract

Stephen Parry has committed his immediate future to Lancashire by signing a new deal with the club.

It caps off a brilliant year for the left-arm spinner who finished as the country’s joint leading wicket taker – alongside team-mate James Faulkner – in the NatWest T20 Blast with 25 wickets as the Red Rose went on to win the competition for the first time in their history.

“From the moment my Dad first took me to watch Lancashire play, I’ve always loved the Club and I am delighted to have signed this new contract,” Parry said. “I’ve grown up with the likes of Tom (Smith), Crofty and Browny, and to play alongside – and win trophies with – your team-mates is a great honour. Next season will hopefully be another great one for the Club. No team has ever defended a T20 title and records are meant to be broken. It’s an exciting time to be at the Club.”

The 29 year-old, who came through the Club’s youth structure and made his debut in 2007, was also recalled into England’s T20 squad for the forthcoming tour of the UAE and will be hoping to add to the five international caps he has already received.

Cricket Director and Head Coach Ashley Giles said: “Stephen is a fantastic, international quality bowler and is also a great person to have in the dressing room. He’s a person who embodies what it means to be a Lancashire player and his experience is of great benefit to the younger guys in the dressing room.”

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