Nixon Prolongs Leicestershire Career

Nixon Prolongs Leicestershire Career
Nixon Prolongs Leicestershire Career
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Leicestershire wicket-keeper Paul Nixon has signed a new one-year contract which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2011 season.

Nixon made his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 1989 and has played for the club in four different decades, going on to play 19 One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International for England in 2007.

“I am absolutely delighted to sign a new deal with the Club and I can honestly say that I am as excited now as when I started my professional career in 1987," Nixon said.

“After winning seven Championship games last season, we feel we can push on and are desperate to reach Division One status.

“We have a good squad here and the youngsters give us that freshness. It’s important to have a nice balance of youth and experience and that’s why I am pleased to sign on again.

“Everyone has been through a lot over the last few months but the players did their talking on the pitch as we put in a lot of good performances last season.

“We have lots of exciting talent coming through and it is great to be a part of that. I’d like to thank Leicestershire CCC for their continued belief in me and everyone is already looking forward with relish.”

Chief Executive Mike Siddall added: “Our supporters will be delighted that Paul will be with us again next season.

“He is a senior role model at the club and a favourite with members. His experience will be vital in helping our youngsters to develop their game.”

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