Opening batsman Will Jefferson has signed a new two-year contract at Leicestershire having enjoyed an impressive first season at Grace Road.
Having signed from Nottinghamshire in the close season, Jefferson scored 722 first-class runs in the 2010 season and he is now set to stay with Leicestershire until the end of the 2012 season.
“I am delighted to have a spring in my step again having thoroughly enjoyed the cricket I played in 2010 and I must thank the Club, its supporters and Tim Boon in particular for that," Jefferson said.
“I fully believe that, after riding one of the most difficult periods in the Club's history, the squad, thanks largely to Matthew's Hoggard's leadership and full belief in his players, have become a stronger group.
“As a consequence, we are ready to build significantly on the momentum gathered at the end of the 2010 season.
“Despite the injury that plagued the second half of my season, I fully believe I am about to embark on the most exciting, enjoyable and productive years of my career.
“I look forward to being at the forefront on the Club’s future success, while mounting a claim to achieve my burning ambition of higher honours again.”
© Cricket World 2010