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Ravi extends Essex stay

16:18 13 October 2015

Ravi Bopara with his old team and action from the Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club

Ravi Bopara with his old team and action from the Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club

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England all-rounder agrees new two-year deal with the Eagles

Ravi Bopara (pic: Ken Mears).Ravi Bopara (pic: Ken Mears).

Essex have announced that Ravi Bopara has signed a new two-year deal at the County Ground which will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2017 campaign.

The 30-year-old, who has enjoyed a benefit year this season, has spent his entire professional career with the Eagles after making his first team debut in 2002.

He scored his maiden County Championship century in 2005 and has been a key figure in the Essex side in all three formats ever since.

The Hainault & Clayhall cricketer averages well over 40 in both first-class and list a cricket for the county and shone with the ball this year taking 50 wickets in all competitions.

Bopara has played 120 One Day Internationals for England and represented his country in 13 Tests and 38 T20 Internationals.

On signing his extension with the Eagles, he said: “I am happy to have signed a new contract. The club is making some changes with Ronnie Irani on board.

“I’ve played a lot under Robbie, I know him very well and I’m trusting him to get things the way we all want here at Essex.

“We’re a team that should be competing and performing at a higher level than we are. I think we can achieve that with a couple of new signings and I’m confidence that the club will get that right.”

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