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Tom Westley: Essex batsman signs new contract

Westley played for England against South Africa and The Windies in the summer. Credit: PA

Batsman Tom Westley has signed a new contract with County Championship winners Essex.

The 28-year-old, who played five tests for England in the summer, has agreed a one-year extension which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2019 season.

Westley made his Essex debut in 2006 and is a product of their academy.

"I am delighted to sign an extension to my contract and it was an easy decision to make, with the vision and plans the club have in place for the coming years," he said.

"Winning the County Championship was just the start of that journey, and as a group of players we have spoken about creating a legacy that will be remembered for years to come.

"To be a part of this team with my close friends and achieve the success we have done in the last two years is special, and has given us all a hunger to continue to improve.

"My desire to improve myself is bigger than ever and I hope to continue contributing valuable runs and knowledge to this Club over the coming years."