Contract extensions for Bailey, Bell, and Wells
Lancashire Cricket is delighted to announce that Tom Bailey, George Bell, and Luke Wells have all signed one-year extensions to their existing contracts with the Club.
The newly extended deals will see the trio continue to play their cricket at Emirates Old Trafford until at least the end of the 2024 season.
This summer, 31-year-old Bailey again topped the Club’s wicket taking charts with the red ball, for a third successive season.
Bailey finished the LV= Insurance County Championship campaign with 52 wickets at an average of just 22 which included the Preston-born seamer claiming three five wicket hauls.
Bell’s first season as a professionally contracted player saw the England Under 19s international make his debut for the Club in all three formats.
The 20-year-old took the gloves during the final two Championship matches of the season as Lancashire recorded wins over Essex and Surrey to secure second place in Division One.
Since joining from Sussex ahead of the 2021 season, Wells has played in 63 matches across all three formats for the Club, scoring 2,331 runs at the top of the order and taking 38 wickets with his spin.
Wells, 31, received his County Cap from Head Coach Glen Chapple at the Club’s recent End of Season Awards to recognise his outstanding contributions since making the switch to the Red Rose.
Director of Cricket Performance Mark Chilton said: “We are really pleased to tie down three more important players until the end of the 2024 season.
“Tom Bailey and Luke Wells have been hugely consistent performers for us and will continue to play a key role in our quest for silverware in the seasons to come.
“We have all been really happy with the development of George Bell who looked right at home during his five First Team appearances last summer and we are excited to see him build on that.”
Bailey, Bell, and Wells have joined Red Rose teammates Jos Buttler and Steven Croft who have both extended their contracts since the conclusion of the 2022 season.
The Club also announced in September that Tom Aspinwall and Matthew Hurst had signed their first rookie contracts ahead of the 2023 season.