Worcestershire's commercial manager David Leatherdale has agreed a new one-year playing contract to continue his unique joint-role next season.
Having made his debut in 1988, it means a 19th season in the first-class game for the 37-year-old all-rounder.
It will be Leatherdale's third season on a limited-over contract - to which the added role of heading Worcestershire's commercial operation was added last winter following Tom Sears' departure for Derbyshire. But the county are very pleased with the way he has worn both hats.
Chief executive Mark Newton said: "David's combined role has worked really well for both him and the club and we're delighted he wants to continue in this vein. Cricket will always take priority in the summer but his contacts and abilities in the commercial world are already reaping benefits."
Leatherdale, whose only hiccup has been the Achilles tendon injury that kept him out for five weeks in May and June, is grateful for the support he has had both on and off the field.
"While conscious of the commitments both on and off the field that my dual role brings," he said, "it is with the help and support of my colleagues that I've been able to combine the two roles successfully so far and I am thoroughly enjoying the double role." n Darren Stevens completed a double century as Kent built up a commanding position in their Frizzell County Championship match against Glamorgan at Canterbury.
Stevens added another 35 to reach 208 and fellow centurion Andrew Hall finished with 133 as second-placed Kent piled up 587.
Min Patel weighed in with 64 before then playing a part with the ball, taking a wicket as the winless visitors slumped to 239 for nine.