Ned Eckersley extends Leicestershire contract

Eckersley extends Leicestershire contract
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Twenty-four-year-old wicketkeeper Ned Eckersley agrees a new one-year contract with Leicestershire.

Ned Eckersley has signed a new contract with Leicestershire.

A number of players have opted to leave Grace Road following the conclusion of the 2014 season, but 24-year-old Eckersley has committed his future to the club until next year.

"It is great that Ned is staying with us at Leicestershire because he is a quality top-order batsman who has a big role to play here," director of cricket Phil Whitticase told the club's official website.

"Ned has scored more than 2,000 runs in first-class cricket over the last two years and has also had an impact in one-day cricket. Ned was our Player of the Year in 2013 and we look forward to him playing a key role in 2015."

The wicketkeeper joined the Foxes back in 2011.

Ben Smith of Leicestershire poses for his picture during the Leicestershire CCC photocall at Grace Road on April 8, 2013
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