Gloucestershire wicketkeeper/batsman James Bracey has signed a two-year extension at the club, seeing him remain in Bristol for at least the next three seasons.

The 23-year-old, a product of Winterbourne CC, has been regarded as one of the best young talents in England since his breakout year in 2019 in which he was nominated for the PCA Young Player of the Year.

Bracey is currently on the fringes of the England Test team after making an impression in Australia with the England Lions and scoring 85 in an England intra-squad match last year.

He was a reserve during the recent test series against Sri Lanka and India.

Speaking about his contract extension Bracey said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have signed an extension with the club until 2023.

“I can’t wait to pull on the Glos shirt again and build on the accomplishments of the last couple of seasons.

“We have a great squad of players and I’m looking forward to getting back to Bristol and getting on the pitch with my teammates. Hopefully we can continue to enjoy our cricket and see more success in the next three years.”

Interim Head Coach Ian Harvey said: “It is fantastic news for the club to have re-signed James.

“What he has been able to achieve over the last couple of years has been very impressive, and he has quickly become a senior player in the dressing room.

“The qualities he brings to the side, over and above his ability with the bat and gloves, are a fantastic attitude and some great recent experience in and around the England set-up which he can share with the other lads.

“ Keeping your best players gives you the opportunity to challenge and compete in matches and tournaments and ensures that you are moving in the right direction as a club.

“He’s a great bloke to have around and we’re looking forward to seeing him perform in the next few seasons.”

Bracey will resume training with Gloucestershire ahead of the opening County Championship match against Surrey at the Bristol County Ground on April 8.