Lewis extends contract and earns benefit

Jon Lewis has extended his contract with Gloucestershire and will have a benefit next year, too. Lewis, who captains the side, will be in his 12th year at Bristol.

This is the latest heartening news for Lewis, who earlier this year made his Test debut at the age of the 30, and has been named in England's Champions Trophy squad for the tournament this month.

I have always felt really proud to be a Gloucestershire player," Lewis said, "and am looking forward to leading the team to more success on the field.

"I wish to thank everyone for their continued support and am already looking forward to next season."