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Four more years for Hildy

Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that James Hildreth has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Cooper Associates County Ground for another four years.

The 32 year old batsman has now committed his future to the County until at least the end of the 2021 season.

James made his debut for Somerset in 2003 and has played over 500 matches for the Club, scoring over 21,000 runs.

After announcing his new contract at his Testimonial Lunch today he said: “Obviously I’m delighted to have committed my future to Somerset.  I love playing for the Club and honestly can’t imagine playing anywhere else.  The next few years look like they are going to be really exciting for Somerset and I’m thrilled that I’ll be a part of that.

“I hope that I’ll be able to contribute to a lot of Somerset wins over the next four years, but as one of the more senior players I’m also looking forward to being able to give the younger guys any help that they might need.”

Somerset Director of Cricket Matt Maynard said: “Hildy is an outstanding professional and epitomises everything that this Club is about.  The way he goes about his business is first class and he’s a very tough individual as was evident last year when he played on with a fractured ankle.  He still has a tremendous amount to offer this Club.”

 

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