Gloucestershire batsman Alex Gidman has penned a new three-year deal until the end of the 2016 season.
The 31-year-old, who stepped down as club captain at the end of last season, remains an integral member of Gloucestershire’s side.
He said: “I am naturally delighted to sign an extension of my contract with the club.
"I am enjoying playing with our young team and the signs are there of some real talent coming through which is starting to show results. My main focus is to contribute to the club winning a trophy in the next few years."
Director of cricket John Bracewell added: “It is great news that Alex has agreed to extend his contract with the club.
“This will go a long way in helping us build a club for the future. It is very important that we retain our best players and mentors going forward.”