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.
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.”
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