England bowler Jimmy Anderson has committed his future to Lancashire
England pace bowler Jimmy Anderson has signed a new two-year contract to extend his stay at Lancashire.
Last Updated: 13/09/12 7:37am
The 30-year-old signed his first deal at Old Trafford in 2002 before making an impact on the international stage later that year as a late replacement for Andy Caddick.
Anderson has gone on to claim 516 international wickets, while the Burnley-born bowler has helped England claim two Ashes series and to the top of the world rankings.
Anderson appeared twice for Lancashire last season as the Red Rose county claimed the Championship title.
Anderson said: "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."
And Lancashire cricket director Mike Watkinson added: "Jimmy is one of those players who just loves playing for Lancashire. He was really keen to play in this last game of the season (against Surrey at Liverpool). As it is, he's not really been needed.
"He gives a wholehearted performance when he's around, he trains hard when he's with us, he trains to a real intensity.
"It's a great example for the other players who are around. When the youngsters - the academy and the scholarship players - are nearby, they see the influence he has and how he goes about his business."