Sussex captain Michael Yardy signs new two-year deal‎

Sussex captain Michael Yardy has signed a two year contract extension at Hove, which sees him remain at the County until at least the end of the 2014 season.

Yardy made his first-class debut for Sussex in 2000 whilst his List A bow came in the previous season. He has scored over 8,000 runs in 139 first-class and has also broken the 3,000 and 1,000 run barriers in List A and Twenty20 matches respectively.

Skipper Yardy said of his new deal, “Sussex have shown a lot of understanding and patience with me over the last year and I am very focused and determined to produce my best cricket over the next few years.

“I’m proud to be captain and lead a talented and committed squad who are hungry for success.”

Yardy has led the County to success in two one-day formats, the Twenty20 Cup and Pro40 league, before helping Sussex bounce back to Division One of the LV=County Championship as champions of the Second Division in 2010.

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said, “Michael is such an important player for us in all forms of the game and its great news that he has further committed himself to us as we look to take the club forward into the future.”

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