Tremlett earns incremental contract

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Chris Tremlett

Chris Tremlett's three Ashes Tests and one-day internationals Down Under have earned him an incremental central contract

The ECB today announced that Surrey and England pace bowler Chris Tremlett has been awarded an incremental contract for 2010-11.

The 29-year-old qualifies for the award by virtue of having played in three Ashes Test matches and three one-day internationals to date during England’s tour of Australia this winter.

Non-contracted players can earn an England increment contract via a points system. Five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI appearance, with an increment contract being awarded automatically once the player reaches 20 points during the 12-month contract period.

ECB national selector Geoff Miller said: “The selectors are delighted with the contribution Chris has made in both forms of the game this winter.

“His return of 17 wickets from three Test matches in Australia was an outstanding effort and he can be very proud of the role he played in helping the team retain the Ashes.”

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