Tony Palladino looking for breakthrough year at Essex CCC

PUBLISHED: 15:48 13 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:03 05 October 2010

Tony Palladino has signed a new Essex contract

Tony Palladino has signed a new Essex contract

Tony Palladino is targeting a breakthrough season at Essex next year after signing a new 12-month contract at Chelmsford

Tony Palladino is targeting a breakthrough season at Essex next year after signing a new 12-month contract at Chelmsford.

Palladino, from Stepney, extended his stay with the county this week after penning a new deal until 2010.

The 26-year-old has struggled to cement a regular place since making his Essex debut in 2003 and played in just three matches during the county's promotion winning campaign following a series of niggling injuries last season.

But Palladino's first-class record of 76 wickets at an average of 38.68 has persuaded Essex to offer the East End seam bowler a new deal.

Now he is aiming to repay the county's faith by emerging as a top-level performer in Division One next season.

Palladino will compete in the South Africa Airways Provincial Challenge Series for Nambia this summer in a bid to hit the ground running when Essex return to action next year.

He said: "I am really pleased to have signed a contract extension with Essex. I have been here for 11 years from youth team through to the first XI.

"I love playing for the club and pulling on the shirt and I hope I can contribute to more success for the club.

"I am going to Namibia to play in a first-class competition over the winter months, which will give me the ideal opportunity to prepare for a big season in 2010 with Essex."

Essex coach Paul Grayson is also convinced that Palladino can have a major impact at the Ford County Ground.

"We are really pleased that the deal has been agreed," Grayson said. "When Tony has come into the side this season he has performed well but unfortunately he sustained a few niggles.

"He is a valuable member of our squad and also our bowling unit. After this winter we are confident he will come back an even better player next season.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 08:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton understands perspective will be important as they look to get themselves into the League Two play-off places.

Thu, 17:03

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed it could be a chance for young creative attacker Jordan Maguire-Drew to shine as they travel away to Port Vale.

Thu, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed the club is already working on a number of contract extensions for players, including top goal scorer Danny Johnson.

Wed, 17:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has explained the reasons behind the Port Vale match being swapped to an earlier kick-off.

Wed, 12:00

Leyton Orient defender Dan Happe insists it’s a rare occasion for him to find the back of the net but was more focused on the clean sheet and picking up the win.

Wed, 09:30

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton heaps praise on young defender Dan Happe as he netted the winner in their 1-0 victory over Bradford City.

Tue, 12:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton is hoping to be able to stick with a similar line-up for the Bradford City clash on the back of a 3-0 win over Harrogate Town.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser