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Jade Dernbach, Ravi Bopara & Craig Kieswetter

Jade Dernbach, Ravi Bopara and Craig Kieswetter have been rewarded for their England displays with increment central contracts for 12 months

The ECB today announced that three players have been awarded 12-month England increment contracts for the period from October 1 2011- September 30 2012.

England increment contracts

Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Jade Dernbach (Surrey)
Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)

National selector Geoff Miller said: “I am delighted that Ravi Bopara, Jade Dernbach and Craig Kieswetter have been awarded increment contacts.

“This is in recognition of the important role they have played in the England side in recent months and their potential to develop still further as cricketers over the next 12-month period.”

The England selectors also announced a seven-strong squad under the captaincy of Surrey skipper Rory Hamilton-Brown and management of Surrey’s professional cricket manager Chris Adams to take part in the Hong Kong Sixes competition later this month.

Twelve teams will compete in the competition, with England drawn in a group alongside defending champions Australia, Bangladesh and Ireland. The tournament will be staged at Kowloon Cricket Club from October 28-30 and Hamilton-Brown will be looking to secure England’s first win since 2008.

England squad

Rory Hamilton-Brown (Surrey, captain)
Rikki Clarke (Warwickshire)
Josh Cobb (Leicestershire)
Chris Read (Nottinghamshire)
Tom Smith (Lancashire)
Darren Stevens (Kent)
Peter Trego (Somerset)

Manager: Chris Adams (Surrey)