County cricket: James Tomlinson signs contract extension at Hampshire
Hampshire fast bowler James Tomlinson has signed a one-year contract extension.
Last Updated: 02/12/13 2:25pm
Tomlinson's contract was due to expire at the end of next season, but the 31-year old has now committed for a further season.
Tomlinson said: "I love playing here - Hampshire is the only county I want to play for so I'm delighted to have signed a new contract extension at the club. I still feel I have a lot more to offer so it's great to have signed a new deal and hopefully we can push on and do well next season.
"I'm really happy to be back training. I'm planning on making a couple of tweaks here and there over the winter so that hopefully I can have another good season and help Hampshire push for promotion in 2014."
The left-armer made his first-class debut in 2002 and has developed into one of the most reliable bowlers on the county circuit.
In 2008 he took 67 first-class wickets, more than any other bowler that season.
This year he finished the season in the top five bowlers in Division Two of the Championship with 53 wickets at an average of 24.16 and he was named Hampshire's Bowler of the Season.
Hampshire Director of Cricket Giles White said: "James is Hampshire through and through and shows a genuine passion for the Club and his team mates, we are delighted to have him around for at least the next couple of years.
"He consistently puts in performances in the longer form of the game and he will have a big part to play in our bid for promotion in 2014."