Ervine pens new Hampshire deal

Sean Ervine's new deal will keep him at Hampshire until 2016     Picture: Dave Vokes/LMI Photography
Sean Ervine's new deal will keep him at Hampshire until 2016 Picture: Dave Vokes/LMI Photography
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Sean Ervine has signed a contract extension to remain at Hampshire until 2016.

The Zimbabwe-born all-rounder’s previous deal ran until the end of the forthcoming campaign.

But this new agreement will take him beyond a decade at the Ageas Bowl.

Ervine said; ‘This club is going places and it’s an exciting and special time as you can see looking around the ground.

‘For me it was just a no-brainer; I love playing at this club. I love the changing room. It’s been a very successful period for Hampshire Cricket over the last few years and I can see that continuing.’

Slug, as he’s known to his team mates, played his first match for Hampshire in 2005 and is currently just 70 runs shy of his 10,000th for the club in all competitions.

He holds the record for the highest first-class score by a Hampshire player batting below number six in the order – 237 not out against Somerset in 2010.

With the ball, he’s taken more than 300 wickets in all competitions.

Hampshire head coach, Giles White, said: ‘Slug tells me he’s won more medals for Hampshire than any other player and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that was the case.

‘He’s been a fantastic servant of the club over many years and we look forward to having him here for many more to come.’