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Kervezee extends Worcestershire term

Alexei Kervezee, the Netherlands batsman, has signed a two-year contract extension with Worcestershire and will stay with the county until the end of the 2012 season.

It makes a pleasant change for the club who are losing players at an alarming rate with Steve Davies having joined Surrey and Gareth Batty expected to follow him. Stephen Moore, the opener, is also expected to move on after this season, while Simon Jones was released due to his injury problems.

"I am delighted that Alexei has come to us and asked to commit his future to the county," Steve Rhodes, Worcestershire's director of cricket, said. "He is a very dedicated and talented cricketer and has developed tremendously over the last two years to the extent that he is ready for first eleven cricket on a regular basis.

"He scored his maiden one-day hundred this year for Holland and his first Championship half-century earlier in the season. I am really looking forward to seeing his career flourish in the near future."

Kervezee came to Worcestershire when he was 17 in 2007 and also plays for Bromsgrove in the Birmingham League.