Jones extends Worcestershire stay
Worcestershire have handed a two-year contract extension to Richard Jones as a reward for his impressive displays this summer.
The 25-year-old paceman, who has come through the ranks at New Road after joining the Worcestershire Academy in 2003, boasts 30 wickets in the 2012 LV= County Championship at an average of 26.
He will now stay put until the end of the 2014 season and expressed delight at his new deal.
“I’m thrilled to commit the next two years to Worcestershire,” said Jones.
“It's a special place to play cricket and I'm looking forward to the challenges it holds. We have a young squad and a great dressing room atmosphere and I'm excited to be a part of that for at least the next two years.”
Director of cricket Steve Rhodes added: “We are delighted that Richard has taken the decision to extend his contract with Worcestershire.
“Richard is a home-grown talent who has come through our Academy system; he has made a good start to his first-class cricketing career and continues to improve.”