Pace bowler David Masters has signed a contract extension with Essex that will see him stay at the club until the end of the 2012 season.
Masters joined Essex from Leicestershire in 2008 and has impressed enough during his time with the county to be given an extension to his current deal.
“I am now 31 and will be very happy to finish my career here at Essex, when this new contract ends I will be 34," Masters told Essex's website (www.essexcricket.org.uk).
"I want to carry on playing cricket beyond that point and this is certainly a step in the right direction.”
“I am enjoying my time with Essex and want to have more success and win more trophies. Another key part of my role is bringing on the next generation of bowlers here at Essex”.
Paul Grayson, Essex First XI Coach added: “We are all delighted that David has signed a contract extension. He has been a terrific performer for the past few years. If he can stay fit that will continue for years to come. He is a role model for all of the bowlers at the club. He is very happy at this club, a real pleasure to work with."
Masters has 314 wickets in first-class cricket having played 115 matches and also has 111 wickets to his name in 119 One-Day games.
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