Hampshire opening batsman Michael Carberry has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the Rose Bowl until the end of the 2014 season.
Carberry, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh in the winter, joined Hampshire from Kent in 2005 having previously played for Surrey and played a key role in Hampshire's 2009 Friends Provident Trophy success, while also averaging 69.50 in first-class cricket last year.
“It was an easy decision for me to stay at Hampshire," Carberry said.
"I’ve enjoyed nearly five fantastic seasons here and realised many of my own personal goals. And while there are still lots of things I’m striving to do and landmarks I want to reach I feel the best place to do that is at The Rose Bowl.
“Hampshire is an excellent club with fantastic players, staff and facilities. I’m sure we can achieve big things this season and in the next few seasons to come.”
Hampshire Chairman Rod Bransgrove added: “We’re delighted that Michael has decided to extend his contract. He’s shown, once again, this season how important he is to us by putting in some superb performances, not only with the bat, but also in the field.
“I feel sure there is still a great deal more to come from Carbs and I look forward to seeing him achieve all he hopes to achieve in a Hampshire shirt, starting, hopefully, by winning the Friends Provident t20 Cup here on the 14th August.”
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