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Mark Cosgrove Extends Contract At Leicestershire 

Mark Cosgrove Extends Contract At Leicestershire

Captain Mark Cosgrove has extended his contract with Leicestershire County Club by one year, the club confirmed on Friday (June 9). With this extension, he is set to stay with the club until the end of the 2019 season.

Welcoming the move, Leicestershire head coach Pierre de Bryun said,
“We are absolutely delighted that Mark has committed his future to the club. He has been a high-class performer across all formats in his time with us.
“Mark has been the club’s leading scorer in the Specsavers County Championship in the last two seasons and his 188 against Derbyshire two weeks ago once again illustrated the quality player that we have. Mark continues to play a mentoring and key educating role with the younger batsmen at the club.”
He is a star player of the club and has been consistent throughout the season.The 32-year-old batsman has scored 2,903 first-class runs at an average of 46.88 since joining in 2015.He was the county’s top run-scorer in 2015 and 2016 and was named cricketer of the year last season.Cosgrove also scored 277 runs in this year’s One-Day Cup, making him second-highest scorer for the Foxes in the competition. He scored three half-centuries with a best of 80 coming against Nottinghamshire at Welbeck.

The South Australian was named the Bradman Young Cricketer Of The Year in 2005 and has played three One-Day Internationals for Australia.

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