Tuesday 31 July 2007 

Hick Signs For Another Year At Worcestershire

Free-scoring batsman Graeme Hick has signed a year-long contract extension with Worcestershire, which will see him remain with the club until the end of the 2008 season.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club chairman Martyn Price commented, "Graeme is in some of the best form of his life and is clearly fit enough to continue playing. Most importantly he wants to carry on for at least another year and wants to play for Worcestershire. During what has been a difficult few weeks for the Club, we can start concentrating on what really matters and that is our cricket. It couldn't be better news for everybody involved."

Hick, who recently scored his 40,000th first-class run in an LV County Championship match against Warwickshire, said, "I am really enjoying my cricket this year and still feel as fit as ever. Playing cricket is what I love doing and my enthusiasm for the game remains. I also believe we are close to having a very good team and I certainly want to be part of it when we start winning a few titles."

Hick played 65 Tests for England, 120 one-day internationals and has to date played in some 509 first-class matches with an average of 52.46, and has hit 134 centuries. He also has two Twenty20 centuries to his name.

Hick has been with Worcestershire since 1984, and has also represented Northern Districts (New Zealand), MCC, Queensland (Australia), and Auckland (New Zealand).

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