The New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder has signed a new two-year contract extensions with English county side Essex, that will keep him at the Chelmsford until the end of the 2016 season.
The 30-year-old has been a key component at Essex – scoring 1,196 runs across all formats in his first season and took 43 County Championship wickets at an average of 17.79.
“We are all delighted that Jesse has extended his stay with the club and this is a really important signing,” said Essex’s head coach Paul Grayson.
“Jesse has shown this season that he is one of the best players in world cricket and I’m sure this will be exciting news for the club’s members and supporters who get to watch him in action for another two seasons.
“He has fitted in really well to the dressing room and we feel that having Jesse in the team will only improve our hopes of challenging for silverware again in 2015.”
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) September 24, 2014
Ryder was handed his county cap during an LV= County Championship four-day game against Worcestershire.
Ryder took twitter to express his feeling after getting a cap for Chelmsford side: