Seamer Simon Cook agrees to extend Kent contract

Simon Cook
Cook has been a regular at Canterbury since 2004

Kent seam bowler Simon Cook has extended his contract with the club until the end of next season.

The 34-year-old joined from Middlesex in 2004 and has taken over 650 wickets in all forms of the game.

"I know Simon was disappointed with the impact that somewhat unusual injuries had on his season in 2011," said chairman of cricket Graham Johnson.

"This was an important decision for Simon and Kent are glad to have his considerable services going into 2012."

Cook is the sixth Kent player to agree a new contract since the end of the season and his experience, along with that of new signing Charlie Shreck and all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, will be invaluable as they look to improve results next summer.

"He has always shown a highly professional approach to his playing career; he also makes a considerable contribution off the field which, at times, can be just as important," Johnson added.

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