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Jonathan Trott signs Warwickshire contract extension

February 21, 2017

Warwickshire star batsman Jonathan Trott has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Edgbaston until at least the end of the 2018 season.

The former England batsman, now aged 35, played a key role in helping the county win the Royal London One-Day Cup last summer, with his 82 not out in the final at Lord's winning him the man-of-the match award. He also made 515 runs in the tournament at an average of 85.83 and was Warwickshire's highest scorer in first-class cricket with 1,051 runs.

Speaking about his contract move, Trott said: "Warwickshire CCC has played a huge role in my career and it’s a very exciting time to begin my 15th season at Edgbaston.

"The club is constantly striving to get better, and under the new leadership of Ashley Giles and Jim Troughton we have a great opportunity to build on last season’s Royal London One-Day Cup success."

Following last season's success, Warwickshire will be aiming to make an impact in all competitions this summer. Bringing Giles back from Lancashire was another exciting move, and fans booking corporate hospitality to see the club in action will have plenty of reasons to be excited.

The T20 Blast action at Edgbaston will be as exciting as ever this summer, with star names including Chris Woakes. Not only did he become a regular face in the England Test team last summer, but the all-rounder has also secured a contract to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Kolkata Knight Riders.

Woakes was one of the players to receive a big auction bid, worth just over £500,000. The highest price of all was the £1.7 million paid by Rising Pune Supergiants for Ben Stokes, who described the money as "life-changing".

Fast bowler Tymal Mills secured the second highest price of £1.4 million for his deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore, while other English players who will be involved in this year's IPL include Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Jason Roy and Chris Jordan.

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