Wednesday 8 August 2012 

Maddy Signs One-Year Contract Extension With The Bears

	Maddy Signs One-Year Contract Extension With The Bears
Maddy Signs One-Year Contract Extension With The Bears
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Warwickshire all-rounder Darren Maddy has signed a new contract extension with the Bears for the 2013 season.

 

The 38 year-old, who joined from Leicestershire in 2007, has gone on to play a key role in all three forms of the game for the Bears by playing 63 First Class matches - scoring eight centuries - 52 List A one-day matches and 48 t20 matches to date.

 

Ashley Giles, Warwickshire's Director of Cricket, said: "Madds is a great role model to the rest of the squad; he's won many trophies, keeps himself very fit, and is always keen to work on improving his game.

 

"It's a great asset to have one of the most successful players in the modern era of County cricket in our squad, and we're all delighted that he's committed himself to Warwickshire until at least the end of next season."

 

In his 19-year career Maddy has represented England in three Tests, eight ODIs and four t20 Internationals. He was part of Warwickshire's successful Clydesdale Bank 40 Over squad in 2010 and won two County Championships and two twenty20 Cups with Leicestershire.

 

Maddy said: "My desire to win cricket matches is as strong as it's ever been and I'm thrilled to be able to extend my deal with Warwickshire for an extra year.

 

"We've got a great set-up here at Edgbaston with arguably the best coaching team and facilities in county cricket. The current playing squad is amongst the strongest that I've ever been part of and it's certainly a very exciting time to be at Warwickshire."