Will Tavaré has signed a new three-year contract at Gloucestershire during a breakthrough first season.
The 24-year-old Bristolian, who is the nephew of former England batsman Chris Tavaré, has scored 760 championship runs in 11 games at an average of 44.71.
Tavaré has notched three centuries and three fifties with his top score of 139 coming against promotion-chasing Hampshire.
Gloucestershire director of cricket John Bracewell said: “It is great news to have signed Will on a three-year contract.
“As a local cricketer he has come through a traditional route from school, club and university. He has demonstrated a real maturity in his first year and some great skill at the top of the order.”
Tavaré is a product of Bristol club cricket and had signed a one-year contract with Gloucestershire at the start of the season after impressing in the second XI last term.