County news April 21, 2011

Dernbach and Meaker extend Surrey contracts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Surrey's youthful pace duo Jade Dernbach and Stuart Meaker have both extended their deals with the club which will keep them at The Oval until the end of 2013.

Having both come through the Surrey youth system Dernbach, 25, and Meaker, 22, have 197 first-class wickets between them in 68 matches for Surrey.

Dernbach was called into the England World Cup squad after an impressive showing for the England Lions on their recent tour to the Caribbean and has since been named in the England Performance Programme for the 2011. Meaker, meanwhile, has played Under-19 cricket for England.

Jade Dernbach said: "I have been a Surrey player throughout my career and am delighted to be committing my future to the club for the next three years. It is the career that I have had so far with Surrey that has earned me selection for England and I look forward to continuing to take wickets and progressing my career at the Kia Oval."

Stuart Meaker added: "Signing on with Surrey for the next three seasons gives me the best possible base to develop my skills and fulfil my ambitions of winning silverware and playing for England.

"The club is in a fantastic place at the moment and - with the depth of talent in our young squad - there is nowhere else I would rather be playing my cricket."

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