Grace Road stay suits Hill

04 May 2018 06:56:07 EST

Local lad Lewis Hill says it is an honour to extend his career with Leicestershire after signing a new two-year deal.

The Leicester-born 27-year-old, who is currently playing as a batsman having relinquished the wicketkeeping gloves to Ned Eckersley, will now be at Grace Road until the end of the 2020 season.

Academy product Hill has become a key part of the Foxes side in all formats in a variety of roles, including batting in a number of different positions, and proving useful in the field if not keeping wicket.

"Leicestershire County Cricket Club is my hometown team and it is an honour to play my cricket here. I've learnt a lot working with Paul Nixon and the coaches on a daily basis and it was an easy decision to extend my contract by another two years," he said.

Nixon, Leicestershire's head coach, added: "Lewis has worked incredibly hard on his game over the winter and is an important part of our squad here.

"He is extremely passionate about his batting, wicket-keeping and the club, and it is great news that he has signed a new contract with us.

"Lewis is an absolute pleasure to work with and I look forward to him continuing his progression with us here."

Leicestershire are 16/1 to win their County Championship Division Two match against Durham, who are 1/14 to come out on top. The draw is available at 12/1.

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