September 13, 2012
James Anderson has signed a new two-year contract with Lancashire despite the county being relegated from division one of the LV County Championship.
Due to his international commitments Anderson has only featured in one County Championship match this year. After winning the title in 2011 Lancashire have had a poor season this time around and have suffered relegation.
Anderson made his debut for the county in 2002, and this year was awarded a benefit at Old Trafford. Anderson has represented England in 73 Test matches, 164 ODI’s, and 19 Twenty20 matches. The swing bowler has taken 276 Test wickets and has been a key figure for England in recent times. He has learnt to bowl in all conditions and this will prove valuable when England tour India this winter.
Speaking about his new deal Anderson said “I always love coming back to play for the club when my England duties permit me to and I’m delighted to sign for another two years.”
Lancashire will be hoping for a better season in 2013 in the hope of pushing for promotion back to Division1 of the County Championship.
The Scoop 13/09/12