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Moores signs new Lancashire deal

Lancashire head coach Peter Moores has signed a one-year contract extension with the LV= County Championship Division Two winners.

Peter Moores, pictured following Lancashire's LV= County Championship success in 2011, is targeting more gloryThe former England coach, who led Lancashire to their first outright County Championship title for 77 years in 2011, is now tied to the Emirates Old Trafford outfit until the end of 2015.

Having suffered relegation in the season following their title-winning campaign, Moores guided the Red Rose to Division Two glory and is now targeting another crack at the top tier.

"I am delighted to extend my contract with Lancashire at such an exciting time for the club," said Moores, who also stewarded Sussex to their first championship in 2003 before taking charge of England in 2007 for two years.

"Not only have facilities at Emirates Old Trafford been developed to match the best in the sport, we have also developed a squad that is very exciting with both emerging youngsters and committed senior players.

“The signing of Jos Buttler is a clear indication of our ambition and I am excited at working alongside the rest of the support staff, to help realise that over the next two years."

Lancashire cricket director Mike Watkinson added: "2013 was a great season not only for the first team but also the Second XI who enjoyed success as we picked up the 2nd XI Trophy and shared the Championship Shield with Middlesex.

"During this period, under the influence of Peter and his coaching team, we have seen the emergence of several homegrown players and I am delighted that we have secured his services for a further two seasons.

“Peter has done an excellent job nurturing the talent within the squad and we look forward to this continuing in the seasons ahead.”