Pete Trego has signed an extension to his Somerset contract and has promised his best is yet to come.
The news means that fan favourite Tregs will stay at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2016 season.
This season he took 49 first-class wickets – the second best return of his career, including career best figures on the final day of the season against county champions Yorkshire – while he scored 1,302 runs in all competitions.
“I am absolutely delighted and with the way that I have been playing, I think my consistency is improving year in year out,” said Pete, who has also been awarded a benefit year next season.
“I train hard in the gym and I am feeling really fit and strong. Actually I feel that at 33 years of age I haven’t hit my straps yet and I’m really excited for the next few years. I’m delighted that my skills will be on show with Somerset at the County Ground in Taunton.”
Matt Maynard the Somerset Director of Cricket said: “Over the years Pete Trego has played a key role in the team at Somerset in all forms of the game and I am delighted that he has signed an extension to his contract.
“I have seen Pete in action on a number of occasions both as a player and as an opposition coach so I know that he is a real team man and fiercely competitive. Now I look forward to having him on my side!”
Since making his first class debut for Somerset back in 2000, Pete has proved himself to be a genuine all-rounder and in all first class cricket he has scored 7,224 runs at an average of 32.98 with 11 centuries, including his career best of 140 against West Indies A in 2002 and taken 339 wickets at 35.55.
In List A matches Pete, who been awarded a well-deserved benefit by the club in 2015, has made 3,329 runs at 30.54, as well as taking 146 wickets at 32.95, while in T20 he has scored 2,849 runs at 24.56 and taken 75 wickets at 31.14.
Somerset fans will be delighted to hear that Tregs has signed an extension to his contract. Pete is Somerset through and through and one of the most passionate players to ever play for the club. The ‘tattooed tonker’ epitomises a never-say-die attitude, which has brought him success with bat and ball. His back-to-back centuries in the Royal London Cup this summer and his career best bowling figures on the final afternoon of the season at Headingley – which almost set up an unlikely victory – demonstrate his huge value to the side.
He has been hugely unlucky never to have played for England, but his country’s loss has been Somerset’s gain. He is the heartbeat of the Somerset side and Matt Maynard has made a shrewd move in ensuring Tregs remains at the County Ground for at least another two seasons.