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County cricket: Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale signs one-year contract extension

Andrew Gale: Staying at Yorkshire for at least three more years

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Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale has extended his contract with his home county until at least 2016.

The 30-year-old has signed a one-year extension to keep him at Headingley for the next three seasons, with the option for a further year.

Gale told "I am delighted to sign a contract extension with Yorkshire. Playing cricket for Yorkshire has never been a job to me, but a passion. I could never see myself playing for anyone else.

"I'm now entering my 12th year as a professional at the club and my fifth year as captain and I feel over the last few years the club has made some huge strides forward. The icing on the cake is to now win some trophies."

Director of cricket Martyn Moxon added: "It is great news for the club that Andrew has pledged his future. As a captain, he is growing year-by-year and is highly respected in the dressing room. He is the essence of a Yorkshire cricketer and I'm confident that he can lead us to glory over the next few seasons."

Gale has played 111 first-class games for the Tykes, scoring over 6,000 runs including a career-best 272 against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough last summer.