England batsman Eoin Morgan awarded incremental contract after ton against Bangladesh

Eoin Morgan has been awarded an incremental England contract for 2009/10.

The Dublin-born left-hander yesterday became the only cricketer to ever make a hundred for two different countries, adding a match-winning and series-clinching 110 not out for England against Bangladesh at Dhaka to his previous century for his native Ireland.

The 23-year-old has played six one-day internationals, as well as four Twenty20s for England, in the current 12-month contract period and therefore qualifies for a central deal.

England's Eoin Morgan

Ton for the money: Eoin Morgan hits his way to a landmark century in Bangladesh

Non-contracted players can earn an England incremental contract via a points system which allocates five for a Test appearance and two for a Twenty20 or ODI cap.

Twenty points are required, and the Middlesex middle-order batsman has now reached that total.

Hugh Morris, the England and Wales Cricket Board's managing director - England Cricket, confidently expects Morgan to consolidate the eye-catching start he has made to his international career.

England's Eoin Morgan, right, and Matt Prior punch gloves

Luck of the Irish: Born in Dublin, the ECB have handed Morgan an incremental deal

'Eoin has made excellent progress since making his England debut against West Indies last summer and is now an established member of our one-day and T20 sides,' said Morris.

'He has fully justified the faith the selectors have shown in him and has the potential to develop his game still further.'

Morgan played 23 ODIs for Ireland and scored his first century against Canada in Nairobi in 2007.

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