One-club Keogh to stick with Northants

The Cricket Paper - - NEWS - By Joshua Peck

NORTHANTS all-rounder Rob Keogh has com­mit­ted his fu­ture to the county and ex­tended his con­tract.

Keogh, 25, will stay at the Di­vi­sion Two club un­til at least the end of the 2019 sea­son hav­ing first signed a deal at the county in 2007.

He made his de­but against York­shire in 2010 and scored a ca­reer best dou­ble-hun­dred against Hamp­shire at Southamp­ton in Septem­ber 2013, play­ing a fun­da­men­tal role in the squad that went on to se­cure pro­mo­tion into Di­vi­sion One.

Keogh said: “I’ve been in­volved with Northants since I was 14 so I’m de­lighted to sign a new con­tract with the club.

“We’ve had some pretty good suc­cess in re­cent years with the two T20 wins and pro­mo­tion in 2013 so I’m def­i­nitely look­ing for­ward to de­vel­op­ing and im­prov­ing my cricket here.

“Northants is a great club, with a great bunch of lads and I can’t wait to get back out there next sea­son and try to win some more tro­phies.”

Keogh has claimed 65 Cham­pi­onship wick­ets and scored over 2,700 runs in 59 ap­pear­ances, while in 2016 he hit the win­ning runs in the T20 Blast Fi­nal at Edg­bas­ton, which saw the Steel­backs lift the tro­phy for the sec­ond time in three years.

Northants head coach David Ri­p­ley added: “Rob’s a mod­ern, three di­men­sional crick­eter, able to con­trib­ute in all three for­mats with bat, ball and, as we re­mem­ber from his stun­ning catch at fi­nals day, field.

“He’s played a lot of cricket al­ready at 25 but I feel there is even more for us to tap into over the next two years and be­yond.”

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