English cricketer Lewis Goldsworthy has signed a two-year contract extension with Somerset County Cricket Club. The 20-year-old all-rounder will remain at the Cooper Associates County Ground until at least the end of the 2023 season.
Goldsworthy joined the Somerset academy in 2016 and made his debut in the 2020 season of the Vitality Blast against Glamorgan. The all-rounder made some impressive performances with both ball and bat to secure his berth in England’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
So far, Goldsworthy has just played three T20s for the county where he has taken five wickets and scored handy runs. The deal with Somerset for the all-rounder follows after Josh Davey, James Hildreth and Jack Leach had all committed their future to Somerset.
Commenting on his contract extension, Goldsworthy said, “I’m really excited to be a part of this squad for another few years. We’ve got a really exciting group here at the moment with a nice mix of youth players and quality experienced professionals, so hopefully, we can build on last year and go one better in the Championship.”
Lewis Goldsworthy played a crucial role for England in the last U-19 World Cup. The all-rounder usually bats at number five position. Goldsworthy can play the role of anchor and also score quick runs down the order. He can also chip in with crucial wickets. Lewis is highly rated in English circuit and considered as one of the future star for the national team
Somerset’s director of cricket, Andy Hurry, praised the youngster’s debut season and remarked, “Lewis is a player of considerable promise, and he demonstrated that last year. To perform in the manner that he did on his debut showed not only his talent but his mental fortitude.”