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David Willey to play for Yorkshire another year

David Willey: Staying at Yorkshire Credit: Yorkshire County Cricket Club

England all-rounder David Willey has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at Yorkshire for the 2019 season.

The 28-year-old has featured only three times for the Vikings this year after a spell in the Indian Premier League but contributed 202 runs and claimed 11 wickets to help Yorkshire qualify for the knockout stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Willey, whose unbeaten 35 got England over the line against Australia in their one-day international series opener, admitted this week that Yorkshire threatened to rip up his contract following his decision to join Chennai Super Kings.

But those issues have been resolved and the left-hander has now committed to the county.

I made it very clear I wanted to play my cricket at Yorkshire and hopefully, as things unfold, it can become a long-term thing and I can contribute to Yorkshire winning trophies over the next few years.

I really enjoy playing my cricket at Yorkshire and I've probably not been around as much as I'd have liked over the last few years, but I'm sure over the coming years that will change.

– David Willey