County news September 23, 2011

Keedy to stay at Lancashire

ESPNcricinfo staff

Left-arm spinner Gary Keedy has ended speculation over his county future by committing to Lancashire and signing a new contract for play for them next season.

Keedy, 36, had been contemplating a move to Warwickshire, who had offered him a three-year deal, but will now stay with the county for whom he has played since 1995.

"There has been a lot of speculation recently, but I am delighted to say I will be representing Lancashire next season," confirmed Keedy, who was Lancashire's leading wicket-taker in their successful run to the Championship title with 61 scalps at 23.63.

Keedy also played a vital role as a senior member of the Lancashire side who ended the county's 77-year wait for Championship silverware.

He picked up five wickets in the first innings of Lancashire's penultimate match of the season against Hampshire before another left-arm spinner, Simon Kerrigan, took centre stage, and indeed it was Keedy's direct-hit run out - the first in his 17-year career - that ended Somerset's innings at Taunton to set up Lancashire's title-securing run chase.

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  • david on September 23, 2011, 17:23 GMT

    well done that man, great news that he can go on for a few years and passing on his experience to the young guy who will replace him. lets hope the whole team step up again, nothing better than winning it again next year. dpk

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