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Birmingham-born England all-rounder Chris Woakes has pledged his future to his home county by signing a new two-year contract extension, which keeps him with the LV= Insurance County Champions until at least the end of the 2024 season.

Woakes (33) joined the Bears at under 10s age group with the former Barr Beacon Language College and Aston Manor Cricket Club all-rounder progressing through the pathway to become one of the most decorated players in the Club’s history.