Davies keeps on at Surrey
Steven Davies is set to remain Surrey’s first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman after signing a contract for the next three years with the county.
The 26-year-old has been a regular in all forms since joining from Worcestershire ahead of the 2010 campaign. A left-hander who can open or bat further down, Davies has topped 1,000 first-class runs in both full seasons with Surrey, the latter ending in LV= County Championship promotion and Clydesdale Bank 40 glory.
Barring injury, the only likely scenario that would see someone else regularly keep wicket for Surrey in the near future is if Davies establishes himself for England. Already Test understudy to Matt Prior, Davies is yet to make his five-day debut but has played in eight one-day and five Twenty20 internationals - the last an ODI in February 2011.
Davies said: "I am delighted to be staying with Surrey and I am really looking forward to building on the success this great club has enjoyed over the years. I feel very privileged to be part of such a talented team and I am excited about realising my ambitions for both club and country."
Surrey team director Chris Adams added: "Steven is such an important player and person for the team. As a wicketkeeper who performs vital batting roles in all forms of the game, his stock is high so to secure him for a further three seasons is great news for the club.
"With his ambition firmly set on team success, allied with that of an international career, Surrey are primed to see the very best of Steve in the coming seasons."