Wednesday 20 August 2008 

Moore Signs New Three-Year Worcestershire Contract

Worcestershire opening batsman Stephen Moore has signed a new three year contract with the club which will see him through to the end of the 2011 season.

28-year-old Moore is currently the leading run-scorer in first-class cricket this year and has been the target of a number of counties.

Director of Cricket, Steven Rhodes, is delighted with the news and says, "Stephen has really shown his true worth to the team this season and is undoubtedly one the leading batsmen in the Country. He and Daryl Mitchell are fast becoming one of the most reliable opening partnerships in the County Championship and I am pleased we will see this partnership develop over the next few years.

"I know that Stephen has aspirations to play for England and it is well known how committed we are to developing players for England. It is testament to the club that he has chosen to pursue those aspirations with us when so many counties were after his signature."

Stephen Moore said, "The support I have received from my fiancé, family, team mates, supporters and the Club has been overwhelming. I am really pleased to continue my career with Worcestershire and I am looking forward to taking the field with the current squad of talented Worcestershire players and competing for trophies and championships in the future. By doing this, I hope that myself and other members of the squad can push for further honours with England."