Essex left-arm spinner Tim Phillips has signed a one-year contract extension which will keep the 29-year-old at the club until the end of the 2011 season.
“I have been at the club for a long time now and I am excited to have agreed a one year extension," he said.
“I am looking to build on last season where I was playing good cricket and stayed relatively injury-free throughout. This was pleasing for me and I now want to progress this through to next season and contribute as much as I can to the team.
“Promotion back to Division One is an objective that the squad is fully focused on and we believe this is more than achievable with the players we have throughout the team.”
Phillips made his first-class debut for Essex in 1999, and has since gone on to play for them 136 times in all competitions.
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