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Pyrah commits to Yorkshire

Yorkshire have extended all-rounder Richard Pyrah’s contract until December 2015.

The 30-year-old, who made his debut for the White Rose in 2001, is their 11th player to sign a new deal this summer.

In his 12 years with Yorkshire Pyrah has played 105 List A matches, scoring 1,020 runs and taking 125 wickets.

In first-class cricket he has made 1,256 runs, with a highest score of 134 not out, and taken 49 wickets since making his debut in 2004.

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon said: "It is great news that Richard has become the 11th player to sign and extended deal this season.

“He is the ultimate professional that works hard on his game and makes excellent contributions both with the ball and the bat. His fielding is amongst the very best on the county circuit and his presence in the dressing room is vital in our success over the years ahead."

Dewsbury-born Pyrah said: “I am delighted to be committing my future to Yorkshire.

“I have enjoyed every minute representing the county of my birth. I am looking forward to being part of the future success of Yorkshire cricket.

“You look in the dressing room and there is rich vein of talent across all departments that is coming to the fore. The next few years, potentially, could be very special in the modern history of this great club.”

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