Essex batsman Jaik Mickleburgh has signed a new contract at the club which will see him remain an Essex player until the end of the 2012 season.
The 19-year-old made his first-class debut in 2008 having been with the squad since 2006, making four first-class half-centuries along the way and playing three times for the England Under-19s.
“I am obviously delighted to be committing myself to Essex for the next three years," he told Essex's website (www.essexcricket.org.uk).
"I feel there are promising times ahead with a good mixture of young and experienced players at the Club. Hopefully there are more trophies to be won just around the corner and I aim to play a big part in achieving that."
“I am currently working hard in the gym, where I am getting back to full fitness. I will be heading off to South Africa in January with the England Performance Squad. This is a great opportunity for me to improve upon my skills and to be at the standard required for the 2010 season.”
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