James Anderson extends stay at Lancashire

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“I am always proud to wear the Lancashire shirt and I am delighted to extend my stay”

England pace bowler James Anderson has prolonged his stay at English county side Lancashire after signing a contract extension with them, which will see him stay at Old Trafford until 2015.

Anderson, 31, recently propelled England to Ashes glory as he claimed 22 wickets against arch-rivals Australia at a brilliant average of 29.59.

“I am always proud to wear the Lancashire shirt and I am delighted to extend my stay,” Anderson said. “It was great to return to Emirates Old Trafford in the summer for the Investec Ashes Test match and use the great facilities after the ground’s redevelopment.”

Anderson made his Lancashire debut in 2002 and played his inaugural ODI for England at the end of the year.

However, he had to wait until May 2003 to make his first Test appearance.

Speaking about Anderson’s contract extension, Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson said: “Jimmy has been an outstanding player and a great ambassador for the Club. It is great to see him play for us when his international duties allow him to and we are pleased that he has signed a new deal for Lancashire.”

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