Dillon Pennington: Worcestershire quick bowler indicators new deal till 2023

In addition to taking 29 County Championship wickets for Worcestershire and 23 extra in white-ball cricket, Dillon Pennington additionally made it to The Hundred closing with Birmingham Phoenix

Worcestershire quick bowler Dillon Pennington has signed a brand new contract.

He follows the lead of fellow Pears pacemen Adam Finch and Charlie Morris, who signed new offers this week.

The previous England Below-19s worldwide was additionally a part of the Birmingham Phoenix aspect that reached the primary closing of the lads’s Hundred at Lord’s, taking part in their final three video games.

Pennington has taken 70 wickets in 25 first-class matches, and 36 at an financial system price of 9.00 within the T20 Blast since making his first-team breakthrough in 2018.

Worcestershire, who completed fifth out of six in Group One over the primary a part of the 2021 Championship season, got here third in Division Three after the mid-summer break up.

They simply missed out on a quarter-final place within the T20 Blast, ending fifth out of 9 of their group, and in addition got here fifth of their nine-team One-Day Cup group.

The Pears shall be in Division Two in 2022, when the Championship reverts to a two-tier construction.

“I am unable to await the season to begin,” stated Pennington. “Hopefully, as a aspect, we continue to grow and getting higher. We have a robust group that may do it in all codecs. Within the Blast we had been actually aggressive for many of the event all the way down to the final group recreation.

“I stated at the beginning of the yr that I wish to attempt to get myself a constant spot within the first group squad, and that is nonetheless my intention.

“I’ve nonetheless received to attempt to embed myself within the bowling unit. This yr was a beginning stone for me to taking part in a whole lot of cricket, and hopefully, within the subsequent couple of years, I can preserve getting higher and preserve evolving my recreation and hopefully attempt to cement myself [a spot].

“There’s actually good competitors, and it solely makes you get higher as a result of you have to work that bit tougher in coaching, have to try this bit extra.”

Pennington destroyed Derbyshire along with his efficiency at New Street and needs extra of the identical in 2022.

“It was fairly particular,” he stated. “I used to be determined to get my first five-wicket haul, and it was actually good to get it then.

“I might have appreciated to observe it up with one other, however hopefully there are extra to return within the subsequent couple of years.

“It’s one thing to maintain constructing on and replicate subsequent summer time.”

His performances within the Vitality Blast included a lethal opening burst of 4-0 in opposition to Yorkshire at Headingley.

Pennington stated: “I’ve simply received to study the bits and items about T20 I do not know in the intervening time.

“I am unable to simply be a powerplay bowler. I wish to attempt to enhance my center and demise overs, and that’s one thing I shall be engaged on over the winter.

“Hopefully, I’ll have a pair extra abilities subsequent summer time which can enhance my white ball extra and hopefully assist the group out extra.”

Head coach Alex Gidman stated: “All of us really feel that Dillon is an thrilling prospect, however he’s nonetheless very early in his profession.

“He has had some good experiences, and he has had some robust ones, however we see that potential in him and are very enthusiastic about watching him develop.

“We shall be working very exhausting with Dillon to attempt to get as a lot expertise into him as shortly as attainable to enhance the consistency of his performances.”

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