County cricket: Adam Wheater and Liam Dawson sign new Hampshire deals
Last Updated: 14/07/14 10:48am
Wicketkeeper Adam Wheater and all-rounder Liam Dawson have signed contract extensions to keep them at Hampshire until 2017.
Wheater, who joined Hampshire from Essex, has made seven County Championship appearances this season, averaging over 40 with the bat, and has played five NatWest T20 Blast games.
He said: "It's really pleasing that the club see me as an important figure for the next three years. Moving from Essex there was always that pressure of performing because you’re not a product of the Academy. I feel I've performed well here and after being offered the new contract, It didn't take me long to sign.
Academy product Dawson's five championship appearances this summer have brought him averages of 26.75 with the bat and 28.42 with his left-arm spin.
He said: "Hampshire is a club that I've been at since I was 10 years old so I'm obviously delighted.
"I feel I'm turning into a genuine all-rounder in all formats of the game so hopefully I can keep contributing with both the bat and ball for many more years to come."
“We’ve had a lot of success whilst I’ve been here and hopefully the core of players we have at the club can keep improving and we can continue to be successful.”
Hampshire director of cricket Giles White said: “It’s great news that Adam and Liam have committed to the Club. They are talented all-rounders that have become integral members of the team and we look forward to seeing them push on over the next few years.”