Surrey wicket-keeper Jon Batty has signed a new deal at the club that will see him play on until the end of the 2010 season. The one-year extension will take him into his 13th year at Surrey after he joined in 1997.
He has made 380 appearances for Surrey and has 18 first-class centuries to his name alongside 454 catches and 60 stumpings while in One Day cricket, he has a further 185 catches and 33 stumpings to go with one century.
"I am delighted to have committed to Surrey until the end of 2010," Batty told Surrey's website (www.surreycricket.com). "I’ve had an amazing twelve years at the Club and was very keen to extend my current contract beyond this year’s benefit season.
“I still believe I’ve got an awful lot of cricket left in me and have a huge amount of desire to help turn the fortunes of the Club around over the coming years.”
Professional Cricket Manager Chris Adams added: "Jonathan Batty is a model professional and I am very pleased he has pledged his immediate future to Surrey. At a time when we are working closely with the next generation of Surrey players, to be able to call on Jonathan’s experience and endlessly positive attitude is a valuable asset to have in the locker.
“In the modern game, it is key that the wicket keeper provides a safe pair of hands behind the stumps and contributes runs with the bat. Jonathan has done this ever since he came into the side and I am confident in his ability to deliver for years to come.”
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