David Masters signs one year contract extension

Masters contract extension

David Masters has signed a new one year contract extension with the Club, continuing the Essex stalwart’s stay until end of the 2015 season. Masters, 35, has just completed a successful Benefit Year after ending the season as Essex’s leading First-Class wicket-taker for the fourth consecutive campaign.

Masters ended his season making 16 LV= County Championship appearance, taking 51 wickets with an innings best of 6-41 versus Kent at Canterbury. He continues to be a key member of the Essex bowling attack and has now secured his future with the Club for an additional year.

David is delighted to have signed his contract and said, “I am very happy to a have signed a new contract with Essex. Being 35 years old, this will take me up the age of 37 and I want to play for as long as I can. This is a great step for me to continue playing cricket for as long as I can continue to perform on the pitch.

“There is also a lot of responsibility for me now to help the younger players coming through at the Club and pass on my experience of the game.”

Essex Head Coach, Paul Grayson expressed, “It is great news that David has signed with the Club for 2 years. He is an incredible professional who has shown not only in this season, but in the past years that he puts everything into his performances on the field of play and is instrumental in leading our bowling attack. After ending the year as the Club’s leading First-Class wicket-taker in 2013, I’m sure he will continue where he left off next season.”