The 32-year-old was named as our PKF Player of the Month for June afterreturning from injury to claim consecutive five-wicket hauls againstHampshire and Sussex in the Championship and has targeted more scalpsin the current match with Glamorgan.

He said: ?It?s nice to get back into four-day cricket after beingsmashed to all parts in the Twenty20 Cup and hopefully we can continuewhere we left off in the first half of the season.

?We?re very much in the hunt for the title and I?m looking forward toplaying my part. I feel fit and am bowling in the right areas to getmore wickets.?

Director of Cricket Mick Newell said: ?Getting AJ fit and giving him arun of games was always going to be important for the side. You alwaysget 100 per cent commitment from him and his pace and control has beenvery good since his recovery from a broken thumb.

?He?s a wicket-taking bowler who?s full of confidence and will have amajor role to play in four-day cricket for the rest of the season.?