Worcestershire news September 23, 2009

Shantry signs two-year contract

Cricinfo staff

Jack Shantry, the left-arm fast bowler, has signed a two-year full-time contract with Worcestershire that will keep him with the county till 2011.

Shantry, 21, made his first-class debut against Nottinghamshire in August this year in the County Championship. He played three first-class matches and four List A games, picking up seven and five wickets respectively.

Worcestershire have been relegated to Division Two of the County Championship and look set to lose Kabir Ali, who was given permission to seek out other clubs earlier in the month. Gareth Batty and Steven Davies will also be heading for Surrey next season.

However, they will be boosted by Matthew Mason, Chris Whelan, and now Shantry, signing on new contracts. Alan Richardson has also been included from Middlesex, while SImon Jones has not been offered a contract renewal.