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Batsman and wicket keeper is handed new Essex contract
6:26pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in Sport
CRICKET: BEN Foakes admitted being surprised and delighted after being handed a new two-year contract by Essex.
The batsman and wicket-keeper is one of several players to be offered new terms at the County Ground.
Fellow youngsters Jaik Mickleburgh, Tom Westley and Tymal Mills have also been offered two-year deals, as have former skipper Mark Pettini and long-serving Graham Napier, who made his debut in 1997.
Fast bowler Maurice Chambers has signed a one-year extension, while England man Ravi Bopara has also signed a new one-year contract that will keep him at the club until September 2013.