Tuesday 22 December 2009 

Michael Yardy Extends Sussex Stay

Michael Yardy Extends Sussex Stay
Michael Yardy Extends Sussex Stay
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Sussex captain Mike Yardy has extended his contract with Sussex until the end of the 2012 season, the club has confirmed.

Yardy took over captaincy duties after Chris Adams retired and led Sussex to the NatWest Pro40 and ECB Twenty20 Cup titles as well as the final of the Friends Provident Trophy in 2009.

The 29-year-old also scored 1,096 first-class runs as Sussex were relegated from the LV County Championship First Division.

“I’m very excited to have agreed a new contract and I’m looking forward to helping improve the club and achieving our goals for the 2010 season, with the players and coaching staff," Yardy said.

Mark Robinson, Professional Cricket Manager, added: "It’s fantastic to see the captain, along with other senior players – such as Nash, Joyce and Wright – committing themselves to the Club.  Yards led the team brilliantly in his first team as captain.  He’s only going to grow as a leader and, as a player, he is a massively important cog in both our four and one day aspirations.”

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