England bowler James Anderson signs two-year deal with Lancashire to stay at Old Trafford

By Mancunian Matters staff

England bowler James Anderson has pledged his county future to Lancashire after signing a new deal to stay at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old fast bowler, who is also on a central contract with the ECB, signed a two-year deal, which will come as a boost to the Red Rose county after their relegation from the LV= County Championship Division One.

The Burnley-born seamer made his debut for Lancashire in 2002 and was selected to play for England in the World Cup in 2003.

The bowler, who is considered to be one of the best in the world, admitted he was delighted to commit his future to Lancashire.

“I always love coming back to play for the club when my England duties permit me to and I’m delighted to sign for another two years,” he said.

Mike Watkinson, the county’s cricket director, was equally happy to have retained the services of the fast bowler.

He said: “Jimmy has been a tremendous player and ambassador for Lancashire, and was rewarded with a richly-deserved benefit year last season.

“We are delighted that he has signed a new deal for the club.”

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