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Morkel pens Surrey deal extension

4th March 2019, 15:42 by Craig Smithson

South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has signed a new deal to stay with Surrey until the end of the 2020 County Championship season.

The 34-year-old right-armer, who took 309 wickets in 86 Tests for the Proteas between 2006 and 2018, was a key player in Surrey's championship-winning year last term as he took 59 wickets at an average of 14.32.

Morkel had penned a one-year deal when moved to The Oval ahead of the 2018 campaign, but this news means he will now stay put for a third year.

Director of Cricket, Alec Stewart, said: "Morne was outstanding for us during his first season, both on and off the field. I am delighted he has extended his contract with the club."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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