Moore signs new Pears deal

Batsman rejects offers from other counties

Last Updated: 19/08/08 2:47pm

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Moore: England ambitions

Moore: England ambitions

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Opening batsman Stephen Moore has committed his future to Worcestershire after agreeing a new three-year deal.

The 28-year-old is the leading run-scorer in first class cricket this season and the Pears will be delighted to re-sign a player who had attracted interest from several counties, including Essex and Sussex.

"The support I have received from my fiancé, family, team-mates, supporters and the club has been overwhelming," Moore said.

"I am really pleased to continue my career with Worcestershire and I am looking forward to taking the field with the current squad of talented players and competing for trophies and championships in the future.

"By doing this, I hope that myself and other members of the squad can push for further honours with England."

Director of Cricket, Steven Rhodes added: "Stephen has really shown his true worth to the team this season and is undoubtably one the leading batsmen in the country.

"He and Daryl Mitchell are fast becoming one of the most reliable opening partnerships in the County Championship and I am pleased we will see this partnership develop over the next few years.

"I know that Stephen has aspirations to play for England and it is well known how committed we are to developing players for England. It is testament to the club that he has chosen to pursue those aspirations with us when so many counties were after his signature."

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