Trott signs contract extension with the Bears until 2015


England star Jonathan Trott has just signed a three-year contract extension with the Bears to remain at Edgbaston until at least the end of the 2015 season.

Trott joined the Bears in 2002 and struck a record 245 for the Second XI on debut. He followed this by recording a century on his County Championship debut against Sussex in 2003, and he famously scored 119 on his Test Match debut to help England beat Australia in the deciding Test of the 2009 Ashes Series.

He’s now scored six Test Match centuries for England and was recently presented with the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy as the ICC’s LG Cricketer of the Year. He currently sits eighth in the ICC Test Match World Rankings for batsmen after helping England become the world’s number one Test team.

Jonathan said: “It’s been fantastic to be part of the Warwickshire team for the last 10 years. We’ve got an exciting young squad that’s capable of challenging for trophies, an experienced and innovative coaching team, and some of the best facilities in world cricket. I’m looking forward to many more years here at Edgbaston.”

Born in Cape Town, Trott has also represented Boland, Western Province and Otago in his career. In total, he has scored 26 First Class hundreds to date, including 18 for Warwickshire.

Ashley Giles, Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket, said: “Jonathan has made a massive impact at Warwickshire since joining the Club, and it’s a great boost that he’s committed to playing his County Cricket here at Edgbaston for the foreseeable future. He’s popular with everyone and we’re all delighted that’s he’s gone on to achieve so much with England over the last few years.

“Having two of the world’s top 10 batsmen (Jonathan and Ian Bell) training here with the squad since we started our pre-season programme has been great for the younger members. Both are fantastic role models and we wish them well in upcoming tour of the UAE for England’s Test Series against Pakistan.”

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