Buttler served with new deal

Somerset hand three-year contract to batsman-wicketkeeper

Last Updated: 27/10/10 1:52pm

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Buttler: came through the ranks at Somerset

Buttler: came through the ranks at Somerset

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Jos Buttler has committed his future to Somerset by signing a new three-year contract.

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"I had a fantastic season in 2010 which far exceeded my own expectations so to be able to commit to another three years at Somerset is brilliant."
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Buttler, a product of the county's academy, made a big impression in 2010 as the Cidermen challenged for honours on all fronts before ending the season empty handed.

The 20-year-old, who has represented England at Under 19 level, stepped into the breach when first-choice wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter was away on international duty.

And his batting form was so good that, when Kieswetter returned, Buttler kept his place in the side as a specialist batsman and played some superb innings, particularly in the one-day arena.

"I am very pleased to have signed a new three year contract," he told the county's official website.

"I had a fantastic season in 2010 which far exceeded my own expectations so to be able to commit to another three years at Somerset is brilliant.

"I was a bit more comfortable playing one-day cricket this season and during the winter I will be looking to develop my championship game so that next year I will be strong in all formats of the game."

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