Law pens new one-year deal with Lancashire

Published: Saturday, November 3, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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London: Former Aussie batsman Stuart Law has signed a new one-year contract with Lancashire until the end of the 2008 season.

Law, 39, joined Lancashire in 2002 and has been the club"s leading batsman - scoring 7,141 first-class runs at an average of 58.53 plus a further 2,814 runs in list A matches.

In 2007 he was Lancashire"s leading batsman with 1,277 County Championship runs at an average of 63.85, including 206 against Yorkshire at Headingley Carnegie.

Lancashire cricket manager Mike Watkinson said: “Stuart is an exceptional batsman and has just finished another great season for the club.

“His experience at both a domestic and international level is invaluable, and he brings a lot to the squad both on and off the field."

Australian-born Law, who was granted British citizenship in 2005, added: "Lancashire are one of the biggest clubs I"ve even been involved with."

"I thought that Queensland had a big fan base, but Lancashire probably has the biggest in the world and the pressure for success is immense – which makes it an even bigger privilege to play for such a passionate county."

"I"ve always wanted to play for Lancashire ever since playing league cricket for Littleborough in 1991/92, and I"m very grateful I"ve got the opportunity to continue my career at Old Trafford for at least another season."

Law is among the favourites to be appointed captain at Old Trafford following Mark Chilton's resignation.


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