Roy extends Surrey stay
Jason Roy has signed a new two-year contract with Surrey.
The explosive batsman has been at the forefront of the county’s successful season, in which Rory Hamilton-Brown’s men achieved promotion to the LV= County Championship and won the Clydesdale Bank 40.
The South Africa-born 21-year-old scored 623 championship runs at an average of 29 this year, including a maiden century against Glamorgan, but it was in the CB40 that he was most influential.
Roy was Surrey’s leading scorer in the competition and back-to-back hundreds against Warwickshire and Leicestershire helped him reach 585 runs at 45. He also hit four half-centuries in the Friends Life t20.
His form was also rewarded with a call-up to the England Performance Programme last month and his new deal, which expires at the end of the 2013 campaign, will see Roy continue his development at the Kia Oval.
Surrey manager Chris Adams said: “I am really pleased for him. He has worked very hard and has learnt quickly in terms of developing his own game and understanding certain situations.
“Jason had a very good season in one-day cricket for the club and played some key innings for the team in the CB40 and the FLt20 and proved what a dynamic and powerful player he really is.”