Worcestershire: Paceman Josh Tongue agrees three-year deal until 2019
Teenage fast bowler Josh Tongue has become the latest player to sign a new contract with Worcestershire, after agreeing a three-year deal at New Road.
The 18-year-old academy product, who is yet to play a Championship or List A game, penned his first professional contract last summer.
Tongue has been named in the England under-19 squad for matches against Sri Lanka later this month and August.
"I've been involved here since I was six - this is the dream job," he said.
Tongue has just returned to fitness after a back injury was included in the initial squad for Worcestershire's last Championship game against Northamptonshire.
"I'm so delighted to sign the contract. It's an amazing feeling. It is a big vote of confidence in me, especially with it being a three-year deal," Tongue told the club's official website.
"I was really chuffed and now I want to repay the faith the club are showing in me.
"It is a big chance for me to establish myself in these next three years but I know there is a lot more hard work ahead."
The county have now renewed the deals of 12 members of their squad since last August.