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Schofield extends Surrey deal

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Chris Schofield

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England leg-spinner Chris Schofield has signed a new contract to keep him at Surrey for a further two years.

The 28-year-old moved to the Brit Oval during the 2006 season from minor county Suffolk. Since then he has played a key role for Surrey in both the one-day and four-day format of the game.

After a hugely successful domestic Twenty20 campaign where he took 17 wickets at an economy rate of six runs per over Schofield was rewarded with selection in England’s ICC World Twenty20 squad that toured South Africa recently.

Schofield took 50 wickets for Surrey this season at 25.22 as well as chipping in with 305 runs at an average of 20.33.

He said: “I’m really pleased that things are back on track for me now.

"I have had a lot of uncertain times in my life when I wasn’t sure where my cricket was headed but since I joined Surrey last year things have moved forward for me.

“I love playing cricket here and really look forward to the next couple of years where I hope to help Surrey win some more trophies.”

Surrey cricket manager Alan Butcher added: “Chris has fully repaid the gamble we took in offering him a contract last year.

"His performance in 2007 has convinced me that there is yet more to come in the Chris Schofield fairy tale and I am therefore delighted that we have secured his services for a further two years.”

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