Essex award David Masters a benefit year

ESSEX bowler David Masters has been awarded a benefit year in 2013.

The 34-year-old has been the main stay of the Essex bowling attack since joining from Kent in 2008. The 2011 season witnessed a master class from Masters as he led the way with wickets domestically taking 93 victims.

Masters said: “The 2013 season is going to be an exciting year as being rewarded a benefit year is a privilege and huge accolade for any county cricketer.

“I would like to thank the club and the members for all the support I’ve received over the years and for awarding me with this benefit year.”

Essex Cricket chief executive, David East said: “David has been a great servant to the club since his arrival from Kent in 2008. He has produced performances at the highest calibre for the county and deserves the distinction of a benefit year for the 2013 season.

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“I’m sure I can say on behalf of all the members and staff of Essex Cricket that it has been great watching David, especially his inspirational performances in the 2011 season where he was awarded with two end-of-season club honours. We wish him the very best for his important year ahead.”

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