Friday 22 October 2010 

Jacques Du Toit Extends Leicestershire Stay

Jacques Du Toit Extends Leicestershire Stay
Jacques Du Toit Extends Leicestershire Stay
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South African batsman Jacques du Toit has signed a new two-year contract which will keep him at Leicestershire until the end of the 2012 season.

Du Toit scored two first-class centuries in the 2010 season, finishing with an average of 47.31 while he opened the batting in one-day cricket, averaging over 40 in the Clydesdale Bank 40.

He also won the Supporters' Player Of The Year award.

“I am delighted to commit my future to Leicestershire CCC and I'm already looking forward to the 2011 season," he said.

"I enjoyed last season as we had an amazing team spirit in the dressing room under a great leader in Matthew Hoggard.

"We have a nice balance to the squad. There are good experienced players with the likes of Hoggy, Paul Nixon, Claude Henderson and Andrew McDonald and they go nicely with the exciting young talent we have.

"There are exciting times ahead at Grace Road. Everyone is looking forward to kicking on in 2011 and we are aiming to win some silverware to build on this season's good work."

Chief Executive Mike Siddall added: “Jacques has an excellent season in 2010 and I am delighted he has committed himself to the Club for another two seasons.”

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