Josh Davey signs one-year extension at Somerset

Davey has 62 caps for Scotland and last played at the T20 World Cup in 2022.

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Somerset fast bowler Josh Davey has extended his term with the club, committing to a fresh one-year contract until the culmination of the 2025 season. Growing up in Bury St Edmunds CC and engaging in recreational cricket with Clevedon CC during his formative years, the 33-year-old initially joined Somerset on a summer contract back in 2014. Since he arrived at Taunton, he has made an impressive tally of 267 wickets across 127 matches. 

Expressing his gratitude upon signing the contract, Davey emphasised Somerset's pivotal role in both his cricketing advancement and personal development. He further stated that the club will be now aiming for Somerset's first Championship victory while also aspiring to be the first team to retain the Blast.

"Somerset has played a huge role in my cricket development and also the development of me as a person. Somerset is one of the best places to play cricket in the country and the fan base is unbelievably passionate and knowledgeable. To be able to play a sport that I love in front of people who love the game so much is pretty special," Davey was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

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"We want to win the club's first Championship and we want to be the first to team to retain the Blast and hopefully I can contribute to making that a reality," he added.

Davey, a versatile player across all cricket formats, briefly joined Leicestershire on loan last season. Speaking about his international career, he has 62 caps for Scotland and last played at the T20 World Cup in 2022.

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Somerset's director of cricket, Andy Hurry, lauded Davey as one of the most reliable performers in domestic cricket, underscoring his consistency and valuable contributions to the team.

"He will continue to be an important multi-format player for us and we very much look forward to him contributing both on and off the field as we push for even more success over the next couple of seasons," Hurry further said.

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