Trott signs new Bears deal
Star batsman commits to county until end of 2015 season
Last Updated: December 15, 2011 11:05am
Jonathan Trott: New three-year deal
England batsman Jonathan Trott has signed a new three-year deal with Warwickshire.
The 30-year-old, who was born in Cape Town, joined the Bears in 2002 and struck a record 245 for the second XI on debut.
He followed this by recording a century on his County Championship debut against Sussex in 2003, but really hit the headlines when he made 119 on his Test debut to help England beat Australia in the deciding match of the 2009 Ashes.
He has now scored six Test centuries and was recently named the ICC player of the year after he and Warwickshire team-mate Ian Bell helped England become the number one-ranked Test team.
"It's been fantastic to be part of the Warwickshire team for the last 10 years," Trott told the club website.
"We've got an exciting young squad that's capable of challenging for trophies, an experienced and innovative coaching team, and some of the best facilities in world cricket. I'm looking forward to many more years here at Edgbaston."
Warwickshire director of cricket Ashley Giles added: "Jonathan has made a massive impact at Warwickshire since joining the club.
"He's popular with everyone and we're all delighted that's he's gone on to achieve so much with England over the last few years.
"Having two of the world's top 10 batsmen (Jonathan and Ian Bell) training here with the squad since we started our pre-season programme has been great for the younger members."