Tuesday 19 August 2008 

Du Plessis Extends Stay With Lancashire

Lancashire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that batsman Francois Du Plessis has extended his current contract for a further 3-years.

This extension will see Du Plessis play for the Red Rose County until the end of the 2011 season subject to work permit and registration.

Faf will continue to play for South African side Nashua Titans in their Domestic competitions during the English winter, and both clubs will work closely together on his cricketing development.

Cricket Manager Mike Watkinson says; “Faf is a very talented cricketer who has made significant contributions during his first season at the club. He is one of the best fielders in the world, and his energy and athletic nature have had a positive affect on the entire squad.

"Not only has he made an impact on the field, but has already endeared himself to the Lancashire supporters for his consistent performances this season.

"We see Faf playing an important part in the team for years to come and I’m delighted he shares the same vision.”

On signing this extension, Francois Du Plessis says: "I’ve had a fantastic season at Lancashire and have thoroughly enjoyed everything about my first year at the club. When I originally signed, my focus was to continue to develop as a cricketer and to make an impact when given an opportunity.

"I love the club and am excited about the prospect of playing here for at least the next three seasons."

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