Roy signs new two-year deal with Surrey

Jason Roy has signed a new two-year contract with Surrey, a deal which will keep him at the club until the end of 2013.

The buccaneering young batsman, who turned 21 in July, played a significant part in Surrey’s successful 2011 season which saw the club promoted to the first division of the LV= County Championship and crowned Clydesdale Bank 40 champions at Lord’s on September 17.

Roy scored 623 first-class runs during the season and also recorded his maiden first-class century with an unbeaten 106 against Glamorgan at the Kia Oval.

But it was in limited-overs competition that his fearless approach at the crease was most eye-catching, both for the speed of his run-scoring and for the classy way he attacked the bowlers. Roy scored 585 runs in the CB40, including back-to-back hundreds against Warwickshire and Leicestershire, and was also a force in Friends Life t20 cricket.

Last month Roy saw his excellent form for Surrey rewarded with a call-up to the England Performance Programme, further recognition of the progress he has made at domestic level and his status as one of English cricket’s most exciting young batsmen.

On Roy’s new contract, Surrey manager Chris Adams said: “I am really pleased for him. He has worked very hard and has learnt quickly in terms of developing his own game and understanding certain situations in a match.

“Jason had a very good season in one-day cricket for the club, played some key innings for the team in the CB40 and the FLt20 and proved what a dynamic and powerful player he is.”

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