Michael Yardy has been awarded a benefit year’ for his loyal commitment towards the Sussex Sharks.
The all-rounder who has played a total 400 games since he made his debut in 1999, is said to be delighted with the award.
He said: “I have had fourteen very special years at Sussex and really appreciate the recognition of this by the club awarding me a benefit in 2014.
“I look forward to working closely with my charities MIND and Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, of which I really appreciate the great work that both do. It will be a great year on and off the field.”
As well being part of the championship winning sides in 2003,2006 and 2007 he also guided the sharks to a 20twenty cup in 2009.
On top of all of that he has also represented England in both one-day and T20 internationals and was part of the side which won the World T20 in the West Indies in 2010.
Due to his successes he was named skipper in 2009 but stepped down in 2012, after only winning a twenty20 championship in his three seasons.