Essex chief govt John Stephenson says he’s “very inspired” by talks with former England captain Alastair Prepare dinner over his future with the county.
Opener Prepare dinner, 36, has been with Essex since his senior debut in 2003 however his contract led to September.
England’s highest Take a look at run-scorer signed a three-year deal after retiring from worldwide cricket in 2018.
“I am actually hoping inside the subsequent couple of weeks we’ll have some excellent news,” Stephenson instructed BBC Essex.
“He is obtained a whole lot of stuff happening in his life, different stuff he desires to get on with, but in addition he loves enjoying for the membership, he loves Essex County Cricket Membership.
“I’ll have a couple of chats with him, speak about his future, however I am very inspired by what he is saying to me.”
Prepare dinner scored 611 runs at a mean of 32.15 final season as Essex clinched the Division Two title in a revamped County Championship, whereas he was the third highest run-scorer on this yr’s One-Day Cup.
“We all know the cricket he is been enjoying over the previous couple of years has been primarily red-ball however he did brilliantly in our 50-over staff this summer season,” Stephenson stated.
“He is completely important to the way forward for the membership, each on and off the sector, and the extra of Alastair Prepare dinner we see the higher.”