Warwickshire and England fast bowler Chris Woakes has signed a two-year contract extension to stay at Edgbaston.
The new deal ties the 22-year-old to the Bears until the end of the 2014 season
Birmingham-born Woakes has been with Warwickshire since the age of 11 and, after making his first class debut in 2006, has taken 223 first class wickets at an average of 24.60, as well as a batting average of 33.36, including four centuries.
Woakes said: “Warwickshire is my home county and I’m thrilled to be able to extend my stay here at Edgbaston.
“As a team we made great strides last season and we’re all working incredibly hard in training. We’re in great position to make a strong challenge for trophies in 2012.”
Woakes was called up to the England Twenty20 squad in Australia at the beginning of this year and hit the winning runs on his debut in Adelaide. He later went on to take 6 for 45 in a ODI at Brisbane.
Ashley Giles, Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket, said: “Since graduating from the Club’s Academy, Chris has gone on to lead the attack here at Edgbaston and establish himself as one of the country’s leading fast bowlers.
“Despite his success over the past few seasons, we certainly expect his best days to be ahead of him and everyone here at Warwickshire is obviously very pleased that those years will be spent here at Edgbaston.”