Hampshire pair pen contract extensions 

Ryan Stevenson. Picture: Hampshire Cricket Club
Ryan Stevenson. Picture: Hampshire Cricket Club
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Ryan Stevenson and Felix Organ have penned new Hampshire contracts.

The duo have signed deals to remain at the Ageas Bowl until at least the end of the 2020 season. 

Stevenson, a right-arm seamer who joined the club in 2015, featured prominently throughout Hampshire’s T20 Blast campaign in 2018.

He took nine wickets in 10 matches, often bowling during the powerplay.

The Devon-born paceman missed the entire 2017 season after suffering a back stress-fracture, but bounced back strongly this summer.

Stevenson was a regular for Hampshire’s second XI, clinching 31 wickets in 21 matches across all formats.

He said: ‘I’m excited to have signed a new contract extension here at Hampshire.

‘It’s a great club and one I feel honoured to represent.

‘I’m looking forward to helping the team as much as I can and hopefully I can contribute over the next two years.’

Organ also impressed for the seconds this term, notching 862 runs in all competitions.

The 19-year-old averaged 49.91 in Championship matches and 54.67 in Trophy games.

The right-hand top-order batsman struck 843 runs at an average of 56.20 for Hampshire Academy in the Southern League premier division.

Giles White is delighted both players have committed their futures to Hampshire.

The director of cricket said: ‘Ryan’s attitude to rehab over the last couple of years has been outstanding and he impressed on his return to the squad this year, bowling well and with good pace during our T20 campaign and as part of the second XI. 

‘Felix is an exciting prospect and he also had a strong season for the second XI, as well as the academy side, making valuable contributions with the bat.

‘It’s been great to see both players progress this season and these extensions gives them an opportunity to continue to develop their games here with us over the next couple of years.’