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Gary Wilson thrilled to commit to Surrey

By Ian Callender

Gary Wilson may have lost the wicket-keeping position with Ireland but he remains first choice at Surrey and the Belfast man has signed a new two-year contract at The Oval.

Wilson made his Surrey debut in 2008 and received his county cap last year when he was also appointed captain.

The former Civil Service North player had to give that job up because of his Ireland commitments, which are set to increase next summer with ODIs confirmed against Pakistan and Sri Lanka plus a likely five-match series against Zimbabwe.

Speaking after signing the contract, Wilson said: "I'm very happy to commit to another two years at Surrey. It's the only county I've ever played for and one I am very proud to be a part of. After a successful summer in 2015, I'm looking forward to playing my part in the development of what is a very exciting young squad."

Wilson will become the fifth player to win 200 caps for Ireland next year before the World T20 campaign in India in March; he is currently on 196.

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