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Warwickshire County Cricket Club has secured a new contract with batsman Ian Bell, who has signed a one-year extension for the 2021 season, which will take his time in the Club’s senior ranks to 23 years.

Coventry-born Bell (38) is one of the most decorated cricketers in Warwickshire history having won six domestic trophies and scoring 17,350 runs, with 38 centuries, across all formats to date. He is also the most capped England men’s cricketer to have worn the Bear & Ragged Staff.

In the international game, Bell is one of only three Englishmen to have won the Ashes five times in his 118-cap Test career, which included 7,727 runs with 22 centuries. Bell also made 161 One-Day International appearances for England and scored 5,416 runs; a record that has only been surpassed by Eoin Morgan and Joe Root.