Adams among Hampshire deals
Captain Jimmy Adams, Liam Dawson, Chris Wood and James Tomlinson have signed contract extensions with Hampshire, along with assistant coach Craig White.
Adams, Dawson and Wood’s deals now run until the end of the 2015 season while Tomlinson and White’s are a year shorter. The four players had at least 12 months left on their previous contracts.
Manager Giles White said: "All four have come through the Hampshire system and have an important part to play if we are to build on the success of 2012.
"Jimmy and Tommo are both selfless, committed cricketers who put the team first. They continue to be great role models and it is good news that they have extended their stay.
"Equally, Liam and Chris are young all-rounders with real potential and, with continued development, have the opportunity to become significant contributors in all forms of the game."
Adams this year enjoyed an outstanding first full season as Hampshire skipper, leading the Royals to Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 glory. He was man of the match in the CB40 final for his 66 runs and leadership in a tight finish with Hampshire victorious by losing less wickets than Warwickshire.
The left-handed opening batsman’s tally of 987 made him the leading run-scorer in Division Two of the LV= County Championship, in which they finished fourth.
Wood, who held his nerve to bowl the Royals to FLt20 final victory over Yorkshire, was Hampshire’s joint leading wicket-taker in the CB40 with 19 scalps. The seam bowling all-rounder also hit his maiden first-class hundred, adding 168 for the last wicket in the championship versus Leicestershire.
Dawson, a batting all-rounder, this year scored a championship century against Kent and took a five-wicket haul versus Leicestershire with his left-arm spin.
Left-arm seamer Tomlinson’s only senior cricket this season was in the first-class game and he took 43 championship wickets.
Former England all-rounder White, who joined in February initially just for this season, will continue in his main role of bowling coach.
He said: "I'm thrilled to sign a new two-year deal. The team's success in two competitions meant I really enjoyed my first season at Hampshire and it was an easy decision to stay on at the club. I look forward to, hopefully, enjoying more success over the next few years."