Northamptonshire one-day captain Alex Wakely has agreed a new two-year contract to remain at the County Ground until the end of the 2015 season.
Wakely enjoyed a memorable 2013 as he led the Steelbacks to Friends Life t20 glory – the club’s first silverware for 21 years.
The 25-year-old led from the front in the limited-overs formats, scoring 366 List A runs at 36.6, alongside a Twenty20 aggregate of 214.
Valuable contributions also came in the LV= County Championship, and Wakely registered 457 runs as Northamptonshire sealed promotion to Division One.
"I'm very happy to have signed a new deal with the club,” said the former England Under-19 captain. “I love this club and consider myself a Northants boy through and through.
“I’ve been here since I was 12 and have enjoyed some amazing times, but none more so than in 2013, where we finally won a trophy.”
“I feel the whole club is in a very good state; the players we have are as good as any out there and I believe the club is going in all the right directions.
“I have so much more I want to achieve with my own game and I am very happy that Northants have given me the chance to do this at the County Ground. I can't wait for the challenge of first division LV= County Championship cricket and hopefully a chance to prove myself."
Northants head coach David Ripley added: “It is great news that Alex has decided to extend his stay here at the County Ground. He’s a fine young player, improving captain and a top person. I am looking forward to continuing our work together over the next two years and beyond.”