Gloucestershire hitter Ben Charlesworth has signed a one-year contract extension.
The new deal will see the 22-year-old stay at the club until at least the end of the 2024 season.
“I am really delighted to be able to continue to represent this great club,” he told the club website.
“I hope I can contribute to the success of the team in the years to come and I think we can achieve great things with the group that we currently have.”
Charlesworth made his debut at age 17 and played in 24 first-class games with a 22.88 batting average.
In his first appearance of the 2023 season against Derbyshire last week, the southpaw recorded his best Premier League score of 87.
Gloucestershire performance manager Steve Snell believes the young hitter is moving in the right direction after a few setbacks in recent years.
“Ben has been with us for a number of years and has shown unquestionable promise with bat and ball,” he said.
“He’s had terrible luck with injuries and we’ve been careful with him so far this season to make sure he’s fully fit and ready to return to first-team cricket.
“I really think Ben has an exciting future in the game.
“I’m sure he will continue to go from strength to strength and provide batting backbone for Gloucestershire in the years to come.”