Moeen Ali agrees new Worcestershire contract

Moeen Ali
Moeen's cousin Kabir Ali plays for Hampshire

Worcestershire batsman Moeen Ali has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2013 season.

The 23-year-old, who scored 1,260 first-class runs last season, moved to New Road from Warwickshire in 2006.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and have been looked after very well," said Moeen.

"I am grateful for the opportunities I have had and I hope to progress further over the coming years."

The England Lions left-hander, who also bowls off-breaks, was part of the Worcestershire side that won promotion back to County Championship Division One last summer.

"Moeen played exceptionally well during 2010 and played a major part in our four-day promotion push," said director of cricket Steve Rhodes.

"The development of younger players is paramount to our future and I am delighted to have a talented all-round cricketer, such as Moeen, commit his future to the club."