The positive news for Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott has continued with the 33-year-old signing a new contract with the Bears which will keep him at Edgbaston until at least the end of the 2017 season after putting pen to paper on a new three-year contract extension.
The top order batsman recovered from illness midway through the 2014 county campaign and ended the season with 1,156 runs to his name across all three formats as he shone in the Royal London One-Day Cup which helped his side to the final of the 50-over competition.
Such was his form, there have been calls for him to be reinstated to the England side and you could see why with the right-hander scoring five centuries between July and September as his record in red ball cricket saw him constantly in the runs.
Trott is currently enjoying his Benefit Year at the club he signed for in 2003, he has since gone on to win two County Championships and one CB40 title, at Lord’s.
The England man has almost scored 15,000 first-class runs, over 8,800 runs in List A cricket and an impressive 2,122 T20 runs so far in his career which has included 124 appearances for his country.
‘Trotty’ was delighted to commit to the club that gave him his chance in domestic cricket in England. “Warwickshire CCC is a very special club for me and my family and I would like to thank everyone associated with the club for their support.
“It has always been a great honour to represent the Bears and I am delighted to commit to the club once again for a further three years.
“Hopefully we can build on the success of this year by achieving greater success in the years to come.”
Dougie Brown, Director of Cricket at Warwickshire CCC, added: “Jonathan played some of the best cricket of his career in the second half of last season and he showed that he remains one of the leading batsmen in the English game.
“It’s been great to see him enjoying his cricket and make such a big contribution to the team’s strong finish to the season. He loves Warwickshire and playing cricket at Edgbaston, and everyone connected with the Club is thrilled to see him commit long-term.”