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Mickleburgh makes Essex commitment

Essex batsman Jaik Mickleburgh has signed a one-year extension on his current contract, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2015 season.

Jaik Mickleburgh, batting here in the LV= Challenge game with England, struck 829 County Championship runs during 2013The 23-year-old enjoyed his best first-class season in 2013, scoring 829 LV= County Championship runs in 13 games that included a career-high 243 versus Leicestershire at Chelmsford.

Mickleburgh said: “I’m delighted to sign a one-year extension to my current contract. It was a huge honour to be capped by the club last season and I will continue to work hard to bring trophies to Essex.”

Head coach Paul Grayson added: “I am delighted that Jaik has signed a new two-year contract with the club. This is especially after the great season he had last year, which was capped off with a string off impressive performances such as his superb double-century against Leicestershire.

“He fully deserved to receive his county cap at the end of the season and I believe he can become a pivotal player for the team’s batting line-up in 2014.”

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