Sidebottom signs new one-year deal with Yorkshire

"I'm passionate about playing, my body is in good shape and I feel great"

“I’m passionate about playing, my body is in good shape and I feel great”

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Former England left-arm pace bowler Ryan Sidebottom has signed a new one-year deal with Yorkshire, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 county season.

Sidebottom recently revealed that he wanted to play county cricket for another three years so that he could take 700 wickets.

“I am absolutely delighted to be signing a new deal,” Sidebottom told the club’s website. “It’s been a great couple of years for the club, with us winning the Championship and continuing to improve.

“I think it shows where the club is going and I still love playing, the passion is still there. I enjoy coming in and playing with a great bunch of lads.

“We can do great things if we keep continuing in the same vein. It’s about working hard for each other and to build on that team spirit and camaraderie and togetherness. This is a special club, for me, the best around.

“To get to 700 wickets would be brilliant. I am aware of that milestone and I would like to go beyond that figure.

“That is the challenge I’ve set myself. I just want to remain focussed on the cricket, the younger guys keep me going, keep me fit and motivated. I’d really love to play 20 years if I can.

“To do that as a pro would be an amazing achievement. I enjoy coming in, it’s exciting and I want to be a part of this, I’m passionate about playing, my body is in good shape and I feel great. I want to take wickets for Yorkshire, it’s about winning things and that’s why I’m here.”

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