Lancashire keep Anderson

  • Last Updated: September 13 2012, 7:38 BST

James Anderson has signed a two-year contract extension with Lancashire.

James Anderson: Has committed his future to Lancashire

The England paceman has spent more than decade with his home county since his 2002 debut.

And although a central contract means his time at Old Trafford is limited, Lancashire's cricket director Mike Watkinson is delighted to retain the 30-year-old's services.

He said: "We don't see much of Jimmy, but he's still very much one of our own.

"Jimmy is one of those players who just loves playing for Lancashire. He gives a wholehearted performance when he's around and he trains hard when he's with us.

"It's a great example for the other players who are around. When the youngsters - the academy and the scholarship players - are nearby, they see how he goes about his business."