Kieswetter extends stay at Somerset

January 11, 2012

by Harrias

Somerset and England wicket-keeper Craig Kiewswetter has confirmed a new deal with Somerset County Cricket Club up until the end of the 2014 season.

Kieswetter who was born in South Africa made his first-class debut for Somerset back in 2007, and has proven to be a real asset for the county, especially at the top of the order in one-day cricket alongside Marcus Trescothick.

Kieswetter has impressed the England selectors at his time with Somerset, and he is currently England’s number one choice keeper in the limited overs form of the game.

Despite no major trophy in recent times, Somerset have been very competitive in the County Championship, and one-day competitions in the last two years, and are one of the favourites again for silverware in 2012.

Speaking after signing his new contract Kieswetter said: “I hold the club very dear to my heart and I want to be part of the success in the future so I am delighted and very humbled to extend my stay.”

Kieswetter has also announced that he will not be competing in this year’s IPL competition. This decision is based on developing his chances of playing Test match cricket for England.

The Scoop 11/04/2012

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