Sussex County Cricket Club

Collymore and Liddle extend contracts

Cricinfo staff

September 21, 2009

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A wry look from Corey Collymore on his debut for Sussex as James Benning belts one back past him, Sussex v Surrey, Friends Provident Trophy, Hove, May 8, 2008
Corey Collymore stays at Hove until 2010 © Getty Images
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The former West Indies fast bowler, Corey Collymore, and the left-arm seamer Chris Liddle, have both signed one-year extensions to their contracts, keeping them at Hove until the end of the 2010 season.

Collymore, 31, has taken 31 wickets so far in first-class cricket this season at an average of 33.46. An integral member of the 2009 squad, Collymore has played most of his cricket in the longer form of the game, offering control and discipline with the new ball.

Corey Collymore said: "It's great to be returning to Sussex for the 2010 season. I enjoy playing my cricket at Hove and 2009 has been a remarkable year for the club. I look forward to helping this club make a big impact on world cricket."

Mike Yardy, Sussex's captain, said: "Corey is a dream to captain and he's fantastic to have around the dressing room. He's a quality seam bowler and his experience and input always proves priceless."

Liddle, 25, has missed the whole of the 2009 season with a stress fracture of the right ankle, however, Sussex believe his pace and ability with the ball holds a great deal of potential for future years, particularly in Twenty20 cricket, in which he excelled in 2008.

"It's been a frustrating year," said Liddle, "but I'm incredibly excited about getting fit and playing a full part in a successful Sussex team."

"It was a shame for both him and the club that he was out all year due to injury," said Yardy, "but he's got a chance in 2010 to show everybody what they've been missing."

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