All-rounder Pete Trego signs a new three-year deal with Somerset
Somerset have followed up the signing of Abdur Rehman with the positive news that Pete Trego has signed a new three-year deal with the club.
The 31-year-old all-rounder, who was crowned the FTI Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season, was the county’s leading wicket-taker last season.
He took 50 LV= County Championship wickets as he led the attack for long periods of the season – and also chipped in with the bat, scoring 600 runs.
Trego, who has most recently been playing for Central Districts in New Zealand, is in his second spell with his home county – and there is nowhere else he would rather be.
“Signing this new contract means that I will be playing for Somerset into my mid-30s, which is a huge personal achievement,” he said.
“Not many players have a career that length, so I am very fortunate to get this opportunity with the club that I love playing for. These are very exciting times for Somerset and I feel that I have got a lot to offer with regards to us getting that first County Championship under our belts.
“It’s great to be given the security of knowing that I am a wanted man at the County Ground.”
Trego was also Somerset’s leading wicket-taker in CB40 cricket last season, taking 15 at 24.80, and the only format in which he had a disappointing year was, somewhat surprisingly, Twenty20.
Vic Marks, the chairman of Somerset’s cricket committee, said: “We are delighted that Pete has signed a new contract with us. Since returning to his home county in 2006 he has been a major force in helping Somerset to become one of the most competitive sides in cricket.
“Pete is a superb professional and his 100 per cent commitment to Somerset has made him one of the most popular players among his team-mates and our Members.
“There is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to make a magnificent contribution to Somerset.”