Parkinson extends FCG stay

Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce that Callum Parkinson has extended his contract by a further year.

The 20-year-old slow left arm spinner has impressed during his first season at the club and will now remain at the Fischer County Ground until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Parkinson played a key role in Leicestershire Foxes’ NatWest T20 Blast run to the quarter-finals, picking up 15 wickets at an average of 25.13. He was an ever-present in the side and had an impressive economy rate of eight runs per over.

The slow bowler also played in the final Royal London One-Day Cup game of the campaign at Yorkshire Vikings, taking 1 for 44 in a game where the Foxes came close to qualifying for the play-off match.

Parkinson has taken 17 first-class wickets in his career and recently made a career-best with the bat, a quality 75 at Kent during a vital last-wicket partnership with Lewis Hill.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my first season at Leicestershire County Cricket Club and extending my contract by a further year was an easy decision to make.”

Leicestershire CCC Chief Executive Wasim Khan MBE said: “Callum has made a real impact since joining us and has a lot of potential. We are delighted that Callum has signed a contract extension with us and look forward to him continuing his development at the Fischer County Ground."