Delport signs on for more with Foxes

Big-hitting batsman Cameron Delport has given Leicestershire Foxes a huge boost ahead of tonight’s NatWest T20 Blast game at Worcestershire Rapids by extending his white ball contract until the end of the 2019 season.

The all-rounder scored 243 runs at an average of 34.71 with a strike rate above 100 in the Royal London One-Day Cup and continues to play a key role in the NatWest T20 Blast side.

Delport opened the batting at Lancashire Lightning in Liverpool last week, helping the pursuit of 174 get off to a flyer alongside Luke Ronchi, and also took an important wicket.

His fielding has also been an asset to the Foxes over the last two years and Head Coach Pierre de Bruyn is delighted that Delport will remain with the club.

“We are really excited that Cameron has signed an extension to his contract,” said de Bruyn. “He has been a match-winner for us with the bat in both in the 50-over and T20 format, offers us a good option with the ball, and is also a fine fielder. 

“Cameron is a key part of our plans and we are delighted to benefit from his experience and quality over the next two-and-a-half seasons."