Hildreth extends contract until 2017

 James Hildreth has signed a new three year extension to his contract meaning that he will remain at the County Ground until the end of 2017.

Photo: Alexander Davidson/TheIn-Cider
Photo: Alexander Davidson/TheIn-Cider

Hildreth made his debut in 2003 against Derbyshire and since then he has played in 175 first-class matches scoring 11204 runs at an average of 43.09. In all forms of the game he has scored over 16,500 runs for Somerset.

After signing the contract Hildy said: “I am very pleased to have signed a three year extension to my contract here with Somerset.”

“I have always been very happy here at the County Ground and enjoy playing for Somerset so I can’t imagine what it would be like to go anywhere else.

“Now I can look forward to several more seasons here in which hopefully I can score a lot more runs for the County.”

Dave Nosworthy the Somerset Director of Cricket said: “We are delighted to have secured Hildy for the coming three seasons and have no doubt that he will continue to be a great asset for the Club. To think that he is has already scored over 11000 First Class runs at the age of just 29 is unbelievable. He is a quality player and person who sincerely has the club and the team at heart – which is just the type of player we wish to secure well in to the future.”

Hildreth is currently vice-captain for Somerset, many believe that he will be captain when the Trescothick era ends. What do you think? Vote below…

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Hildy talking to Steve Jennings this year.
Hildy talking to Steve Jennings this year.