Worcestershire fast bowler Matt Mason has signed a one-year contract extension with the club to continue playing through the 2011 season.
He will continue as the club's bowling coach during that time.
"Matt is still a top class bowler in both 4 day and 1 day cricket and plays a very important role in helping our young bowlers develop both in the nets and during matches. His experience is invaluable," Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes said.
"He is a very popular player with teammates and I know he is very committed to the future of Worcestershire Cricket so I am delighted he has agreed to this new contract."
Mason added: "I am obviously very pleased to sign another playing contract for Worcestershire. I have thoroughly enjoyed this season and I am very excited about next year. Steve Rhodes has put together a very young and exciting team and I look forward to helping these players as much as I can both as a Player and Coach. This Club has a big future and I am proud to still be part of it."
Mason has played seven County Championship matches this season, taking 29 wickets at an average of 26.62 while he has played one CB40 and one T20 match for the club, which he joined in 2002.
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