Trio extend Hampshire stay

Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams Picture: Neil Marshall
Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams Picture: Neil Marshall
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Hampshire club captain Jimmy Adams, James Tomlinson and Danny Briggs have all signed new contracts that will keep them at the Ageas Bowl until the end of the 2016 season.

The contracts of all three players were due to expire at the end of 2015, but the trio have now committed to the County Championship division two champions for the foreseeable future.

‘I’m very happy – 2014 was a fantastic year for the team and for myself so it’s fantastic that I have extended my stay,’ said Adams.

‘I’ve now got to make sure I put the same amount of effort in over the winter to make sure we have another successful season.

‘As long as I feel like I’m contributing to the team I’d like to stay at Hampshire for as long as possible.’

Tomlinson, who finished the season as Hampshire’s leading wicket-taker in the championships for the second season in a row with 47 dismissals, said: ‘I’m delighted to have signed a new deal at Hampshire – it really is an exciting time to be at the club and we’re all looking forward to the big challenge we are going to face next season.’

Spinner Danny Briggs added: ‘I’m really pleased to have signed a new deal and hopefully I can continue to contribute to the team and help us win games.

‘I was happy with how I played this year so it’s nice to get rewarded for that and we’re all really looking forward to what will be a big season for the Club in 2015.’

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White welcomed the news.

He said: ‘It’s great to have key players committing to the club.

‘All three have come up through the system and all show a genuine passion when representing the county.

‘There is a nice balance to the squad, a good blend of experience and young talent, and it’s encouraging that the core of the group are here for the long term.’