Essex: Shane Snater, Michael Pepper and Josh Rymell sign new contracts


Shane Snater has made 13 T20 appearances for the Netherlands, as well as playing in two ODIs
Shane Snater has made 13 T20 appearances for the Netherlands, as well as playing in two ODIs

Reigning red-ball kings Essex have signed up three of their younger players on new new one-year deals.

Netherlands international Shane Snater, 24, wicket-keeper Michael Pepper, 22, and batsman Josh Rymell, 19, will all be on the staff at Chelmsford in 2021.

Pepper made five appearances and Zimbabwe-born Snater six in this year’s shortened T20 campaign, while Rymell is yet to make his first-team debut.

“These guys are talented cricketers,” said head coach Anthony McGrath.

“Michael has always performed well when called upon and he has a great role model in Adam Wheater to learn from.

“Josh has been in and around the first team for a year or so now and is a great prospect for the future.

“Shane is a trusted and reliable player. Although he’s not always found game time easy to come by, he’s always put in a shift whenever he’s played.”

Essex followed up their County Championship/T20 Blast double success in 2019 by winning this summer’s inaugural Bob Wills Trophy.



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