Essex Award Masters Benefit Year For 2013
Masters, 34, joined Essex in 2008 from Kent and enjoyed unprecedented success in 2011 when he took 93 first-class wickets. In all competitions since the move, he has taken 387 wickets.
He said: "The 2013 season is going to be an exciting year as being rewarded a benefit year is a privilege and huge accolade for any county cricketer.
"I would like to thank the Club and the Members for all the support I've received over the years and for awarding me with this Benefit Year."
This season he has taken 46 first-class wickets at an average of 18.97.
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