Cooke handed new Glamorgan deal

Glamorgan's South African-born batsman Chris Cooke has been awarded with a new two-year contract by the club.

The 26-year-old one-day specialist topped the Glamorgan averages in the Clydesdale Bank 40 last season, hitting a best of 137 not out against Somerset.

Glamorgan hope Cooke will replicate that form in the Championship side.

Head coach Matthew Mott said: "We look forward to working with him to continue to develop his career as he pushes for inclusion in our four-day team."

Mott added that he expects former England fast bowler Simon Jones to feature more prominently in the Championship side next season.

Jones returned to Glamorgan last season after injury-disrupted spells with Worcestershire and Hampshire, but the 33-year-old was limited to one four-day match as he eased his way back to fitness.

But Jones said: "I've trained hard over recent weeks and my body feels good. I've told Motty that I am raring to go and am available for selection for four-day matches in 2013."

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