Anderson pens new Lancashire deal

Anderson - two-year contract
Anderson - two-year contract
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Lancashire and England seam bowler James Anderson has signed a new, two-year contract at Old Trafford.

The Burnley-born seamer became England’s leading wicker taker when he surpassed Sir Ian Botham’s record of 383 wickets during the Antigua Test against the West Indies in March.

He made his Red Rose debut in 2002 and recorded his best bowling figures for Lancashire when he claimed seven wickets for 71 in the LV=County Championship match against Essex at Chelmsford last month.

Anderson has played in 109 Test matches and currently has 420 Test wickets.

He said: “I consider it an honour and a privilege every time I wear the Red Rose and I am delighted to sign a new deal with the county I grew up supporting.

“Last season was a great year for Lancashire and I’m looking forward to seeing us progress under Ashley back in Division One.”

Lancashire cricket director and head coach Ashley Giles said: “Not only is Jimmy a world-class player but he is a fantastic ambassador for Lancashire County Cricket Club.

“His record speaks for itself on the international stage and he always performs to his highest level when he wears the Red Rose.”