Bolton batsman Josh Bohannon has signed a new contract with Lancashire County Cricket Club.

The 26-year-old was the top runs scorer in Division One of the County Championship this season with more than 1,200 and will now stay with the Red Rose until 2026.

The former Farnworth Social Circle star was named Lancashire Cricket’s Men’s Player of the Year after making the number-three spot his own in Championship cricket for the Red Rose.

Bohannon is regarded as one of the brightest batting talents in England and will once again tour with England Lions this winter after he was selected for their trainingf camp in the UAE next month.

Bohannon first pulled on a Lancashire shirt at Under-13s level in 2010 and went on to represent the U14s, 15s and 17s before joining the academy and then making his senior debut for the club in all three formats during the 2018 season.

He told the club: "It is always an honour to sign a new contract with the Red Rose and I am so happy that I will be representing my home county for at least the next three seasons.

“I have enjoyed a great year personally with the bat and to finish as the leading run scorer in the County Championship is a great accolade and I was also really proud to have been voted Player of the Year by our own Members and supporters.

“The next challenge is to bring trophies back to Emirates Old Trafford, something we are all continuing to work incredibly hard to do so and I am looking forward to playing my part in that process for the next three years and beyond.”

Director of cricket performance, Mark Chilton, added: "We are really pleased Josh has committed his future to the club until the end of the 2026 season and look forward to watching him score runs from the number three position wearing the Red Rose for many years to come.

“Josh has enjoyed a brilliant 2023 and ended the season thoroughly deserving to be the leading run scorer in the first division and earning himself another England Lions call-up for their trip to the UAE.

“He has developed into a real leader within the dressing room and sets a great example to our younger players with the way he goes about his game and alongside Keaton [Jennings], Josh played a key leadership role during the One Day Cup, and I look forward to seeing that aspect of his game continue to evolve.”