Warwickshire County Cricket Club has announced a three-year contract extension with all-rounder Jacob Bethell to keep him at the Bears until at least the end of the 2025 season.

Bethell has impressed in all forms since signing his first professional contract in 2021 following his rise through the Warwickshire Pathway.

The 18-year-old made his full debut last season against Durham in the Vitality Blast, before going on to make both his List A and First-Class bows later in the summer.

Bethell’s promise was noted by England, with the left-hander featuring 14 times for England’s Under-19s. During the 2022 ICC men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Bethell shone as vice-captain firing two half-centuries – including 88 off 42 balls – as England finished runners-up.

In total, the Rugby School pupil has made 21 appearances for the Bears and one for Gloucestershire – where he went on loan earlier this season.

Bethell said: “Edgbaston is my home and I’m delighted to extend my contract at Warwickshire, it’s something I couldn’t turn down.

“I’ve really enjoyed being around the first-team over the last couple of years and I’m grateful for the opportunities I have received, so far. I really want to play my part in bringing success to the county and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Jacob has signed a contract extension with the Club.

“Jacob is just 18, yet he has already made a significant mark at the Bears. He’s a star in the making and a hugely talented player and we’re all looking forward to watching him develop over the next couple of years.”