County News November 29, 2006

Ormond commits to Surrey

Cricinfo staff

Ormond is to stay at Surrey for another season © Getty Images

Jimmy Ormond, the Surrey fast bowler, has extended his contract with the club for a further year. Ormond, who joined Surrey in 2002 having made his debut for Leicestershire in 1995, was plagued by injuries last season and managed just three Championship matches.

"I am pleased to have secured Jimmy's services for a further season with the club as his ability with the ball is unquestioned," Alan Butcher, Surrey's cricket manager, said. "Jimmy is excited about the prospect of being a part of our 1st division campaign next season.

"He wants to reclaim his position as leader of our attack and I have no doubt that he will be a force to be reckoned with in 2007."

Ormond, who played two Tests for England in 2001, has taken 196 wickets at 32.38 since joining Surrey.