Peter Trego has committed his future to Somerset by signing a new three-year contract.
The all-rounder enjoyed a hugely successful season in 2012 during which he captured 50 wickets in the County Championship as well as scoring 600 runs, and he was crowned FTI Most Valuable Player for his efforts.
Trego started a second spell with Somerset in 2006 and has developed into one of the most consistent players in the country in all forms of the game, although he is yet to force his way into the England set-up.
"Signing this new contract means that I will be playing for Somerset into my mid 30s which is a huge personal achievement," Trego said.
"Not many players have a career that length so I am very fortunate to get this opportunity with the club that I love playing for.
"These are very exciting times for Somerset and I feel that I have got a lot to offer with regards to us getting that first County Championship under our belts. It's great to be given the security of knowing that I am a wanted man at the County Ground."
Vic Marks, chairman of the county's cricket committee, said: "We are delighted that Pete has signed a new contract with us. Since returning to his home county in 2006 he has been a major force in helping Somerset to become one of the most competitive sides in cricket.
"Pete is a superb professionally and his 100% commitment to Somerset has made him one of the most popular players amongst his teammates and our members. There is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to make a magnificent contribution to Somerset in the years to come."
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