Tremlett stays with Surrey
In the absence of a central contract for 2012/13, England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has signed a new one-year deal with Surrey.
The 31-year-old has suffered an injury-plagued 14 months, initially with a back problem that he returned from in June and then a knee complaint that has kept him out since mid-July.
Tremlett has accordingly made no List A, three first-class and six senior Twenty20 appearances since July 2011. His sole competitive game for England in that time was January’s first Test with Pakistan at Dubai.
He has recently undergone surgery to his right knee and has now begun rehabilitation with a view to being available for the start of pre-season training in March.
Having joined from Hampshire in January 2010, Tremlett has taken 55 first-class wickets for Surrey at an average of 24.67 and 45 in limited-overs cricket. He also made a successful return to the England side during the 2010/11 Ashes tour, playing a key role as they retained the urn and then defeated Sri Lanka at home the following summer.
“I’ve signed the new contract at the end of the season and I’m absolutely delighted to stay at Surrey for another year,” Tremlett told Surrey TV.
“We’ve got a big year ahead of us next year so I’m looking forward to that challenge. In the meantime it’s all about working hard and getting my body in the best shape ready so I can hit the ground running for the new season.”
“I’m very keen to get back out there and almost start a new chapter in my career. I still feel as though I have a lot to offer at Surrey and hopefully again England at some point.”