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Liam Plunkett Gets 1-Year Extension At Yorkshire

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Published at 3:31pm 10th April 2017.

Yorkshire’s fast bowler Liam Plunkett has signed a one-year contract extension to stay at Headingley until December 2018.

Plunkett, a four-time Championship winner, has taken just short of 450 First-Class wickets and last year posted a career best 126 with the bat in a Championship draw against Hampshire at Headingley. The 31-year-old, who joined the White Rose in October 2012 on a three-year deal, was England’s leading wicket-taker in the Caribbean last month, claiming 10 victims at nine runs apiece during the 3-0 clean sweep over West Indies.

Liam Plunkett said,

“It’s my fifth season at the Club and I joined at the same time as Jack Brooks. Since I joined we’ve enjoyed nothing but success and it’s been good fun.

Last year we just missed out, but during the previous two years we managed to win the Championship and hopefully this year we can do it again. We see last year as a blip and hopefully we can win the league this time around.

I was born in Middlesbrough and still classed as a Yorkshireman. Darren Gough was one of my childhood heroes and I used to love watching him play. So coming to the Club where these guys played is very special. It’s a great place to play with so many Club legends. Some of them are still around now like Ryan Sidebottom and it’s great to be involved with such a historic Club.

I love Yorkshire, the surrounding area and the passion that the people here have for cricket.”

Plunkett, who has amassed 49 one-day caps for England, is currently sidelined with a calf injury sustained prior to representing the MCC in their champion county match against Middlesex. In spite of the prospect of missing out on the opening stages of the Specsavers County Championship season, the White Rose paceman is hopeful of a return sooner rather than later.

The Club’s Director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon, said

“He’s obviously doing well with the England's limited overs squads and performing well. It’s good that we’ve been able to keep him until the end of 2018 and help us continue our successful period. There’s still a lot of cricket left in Liam and hopefully he can help us keep winning competitions.

He’s got genuine pace, which is something that not everyone has. So when you get someone with pace they’re an important part of your attack and the variety that you need in an attack to be successful.”

 

 

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