Essex County Cricket Club have retained the services of Adam Wheater until at least the end of the 2020 season.
The 28-year-old wicket-keeper batsman is in his second stint with the County Championship Division One side after re-joining from Hampshire at the end of the 2016 season.
Wheater played a key role behind the stumps across all formats for Essex this season. Additionally, Wheater regularly opened the batting in white-ball cricket and offered experience to a solid middle-order in the County Championship.
Shortly after putting pen to paper, Wheater revealed his pleasure at signing a new deal at the Cloudfm County Ground.
“I am delighted to commit my future to Essex County Cricket Club.” he said. “Since returning to Essex, I have been fortunate to experience success and I am keen, as we all are, to continue putting trophies in the cabinet.”
Meanwhile, Head Coach Anthony McGrath was delighted to have retained a key asset of his squad.
“Adam is an experienced campaigner and has shown us his capabilities behind the stumps and with the bat. After the retirement of James Foster, it is now time for Adam to make the position his own and highlight to everyone what a valuable performer he can be.”