Chopra signs on again, Brown makes Hall of Fame

Warwickshire batsman Varun Chopra has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Edgbaston until the end of the 2014 season.

The 24-year-old former England Under-19 captain has just completed a successful second season with Warwickshire following his move from Essex two years ago.

Chopra began the season with two double centuries in April and went on to complete 1,000 first-class runs. He has also been included in the potential England Performance Programme squad for their winter tour to Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile former Warwickshire all-rounder Dougie Brown has been named as one of the inaugural inductees to Scottish Cricket’s Hall of Fame.

Brown, now Warwickshire’s Second XI coach and academy director, made his first-class debut for Scotland before he arrived at Edgbaston on trial in 1989.

He played one-day international cricket for his native country either side of a stint playing one-day cricket for England in the late 1990s.

“I’ve had a fantastic career in cricket representing Scotland, England and Warwickshire. It’s a great honour to be in this first group of players inducted into the Scottish Cricket’s Hall of Fame and named alongside many great players to have represented Scotland, including John Kerr and Mike Denness,” Brown said.

“Scottish cricket has made great progress since I made my debut in 1989, by qualifying for two World Cups and World t20s but, more importantly, gaining full ODI status. Being part of the Clydesdale Bank 40 league has certainly made a positive impact and I was particularly impressed with the side that Warwickshire faced earlier in the year.”

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