Northamptonshire all-rounder David Willey has been rewarded for an outstanding season with a new three-year contract.
The 23-year-old has taken 73 wickets in all competitions this year and produced a remarkable match-winning performance in the final of the Friends Life t20 competiton at Edgbaston.
Willey smashed a scintillating 60 from only 27 balls in the decider against Surrey, and then claimed 4-9 with the ball as he sealed the title with a stunning hat-trick.
The son of former England cricketer and current international umpire Peter Willey, he has also taken 43 LV= County Championship wickets at an average of 25.
In a statement from Northamptonshire, Willey said: "I'm happy to have signed a new three year contract with Northants as the club have made huge improvements in the last 12 months and I hope these continue.
"I'm a local lad and want Northants Cricket to be a successful club and hope to be an important part of the club's success over the next three years."
Willey was recently named the Northamptonshire Cricket Supporters Club's Player of the Year for the second year running.
He was also named as the 2012 Players' Player of the Year in the LV= County Championship, Young Player of the Year and Media Player of the Year.
Head coach David Ripley said: "David is a dynamic player and someone who could add something to any county in the country.
"He's a Northampton lad who I've known since he was nine years old so I am delighted he will be with us for at least the next three years as we continue to look for improvement as a squad."