County news September 26, 2012

Tremlett signs one-year Surrey deal

ESPNcricinfo staff

Chris Tremlett has committed his short-term future to Surrey after a signing a one-year deal following the loss of his ECB central contract.

Tremlett had an injury-hit 2012 season, with back and knee problems, which restricted him to a single Championship appearance. He has since undergone knee surgery and is now targeting a full return for Surrey's pre-season training.

"I've signed the new contract at the end of the season and I'm absolutely delighted to stay at Surrey for another year," he told Surrey TV. "We've got a big year ahead of us next year so I'm looking forward to that challenge. In the meantime it's all about working hard and getting my body in the best shape ready so I can hit the ground running for the new season."

Tremlett last played for England in the first Test against Pakistan, in Dubai, in January before being forced out of that trip with his back injury. When the latest round of central contracts were announced earlier this month his name was absent meaning he now goes back on Surrey's payroll. However, Tremlett does not see this as an end to his international career.

"I'm very keen to get back out there and almost start a new chapter in my career," he said. "I still feel as though I have a lot to offer at Surrey and hopefully again at England at some point."

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  • Michael on September 27, 2012, 0:17 GMT

    He may be injury prone- and this last one has been a long haul-but worth the money anyway. If he were fit he is arguably the best in the country, certainly better than Broad, Bresnan and Finn though the last of these is rapidly improving and has the right attitude. Another reason for a short contract may be that he will get a central contract once he is playing-look at Onions.

  • Richard on September 26, 2012, 22:36 GMT

    Harvey - it's not so much odd as generous from Surrey. No one doubts Temlett's ability but a big question mark continues to surround his fitness. It would have been reckless of the Cluvb to offer him anything more.

  • Harvey on September 26, 2012, 20:59 GMT

    Odd that it's only a one year contract. Maybe once he regains full fitness he's looking for the chance to move on to better things?

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