Josh Cobb: Northamptonshire white-ball captain signs new two-year deal

Josh Cobb raises his bat
Josh Cobb has been named Northants' T20 player of the year in three of the past four seasons

Northamptonshire's white-ball skipper Josh Cobb has signed a new contract until the end of the 2022 season.

The 29-year-old was the Steelbacks' leading T20 Blast scorer last year, with 254 runs in 10 innings.

Occasional off-spinner Cobb joined Northants from Leicestershire in 2014.

"Last year we showed glimpses of what we are capable of in white ball cricket and I'm looking forward to playing some more of that positive cricket consistently," he said.external-link

Cobb played a starring role when Northants won the T20 Blast in 2016, scoring 80 off 48 balls as they made 155-6 to beat Durham in the final at Edgbaston.

Northants head coach David Ripley told the club website: "Josh's always been a tactician of the game, we asked him to go about the leadership side of being captain and setting that bar for the squad with what he says and how he commands himself and he really stepped up in that regard."

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