County news March 24, 2009

Collymore signs contract extension with Sussex

Cricinfo staff

Corey Collymore has signed a one-year extension to his contract with Sussex, subject to him being granted a work permit, keeping him at Hove until the end of the 2009 season. He played nine first-class matches for Sussex last year and took 26 wickets at 27.96.

"It's great to be returning to Sussex for the 2009 season," Collymore said. "I really enjoyed last year and feel I have a lot more to offer the club. It's a great place to play your cricket. It's an exciting time and I am looking forward to working under the new leadership."

Mike Yardy, Sussex's captain, said: "Corey was great for us last season, both on and off the field. It is good to have him back and I'm sure he'll offer a lot. His experience and input always proves priceless."