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YARDY: Former skipper extends contract with Sussex


Sussex County Cricket Club have announced that Michael Yardy has signed a new one-year extension to his contract, which will extend his stay at The County Ground until at least the end of the 2015 season.

Yardy, who has been awarded a testimonial year with Sussex in 2014, has played 167 first-class matches for Sussex, scoring over 9,000 runs in the process, whilst his 166 List A games for the County have yielded over 3,000 runs and more than 100 wickets.

He has now played 84 Twenty20 matches for Sussex and has been a cornerstone of the Sussex side across all three formats. He has also played over 40 times for England in one-day cricket.

Yardy said of his new contract, “I’m really happy to have extended my contract with Sussex. It's really important that we keep progressing and forward challenging on all fronts.

“My aim is to put in match winning performances to contribute towards that.”

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said, “Yards plays such an important role in our club, not only as a player but also as a custodian of the culture that is Sussex County Cricket Club.

“On both accounts we are delighted that we have him for a further two years. He is as hungry as ever and we are excited at the prospect of him helping us achieve future success.”

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