Prolific opening batsman Jimmy Adams has signed a new three-year contract with Hampshire that will keep him at The Rose Bowl until the end of the 2013 season.
Adams, 29, shone during the 2010 domestic season, scoring more than 600 runs as Hampshire clinched the Friends Provident t20 title while his good form was also replicated in the County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40 competitions.
“Jimmy has been such a big part of the teams’ success in 2010, so I couldn’t be happier that he has pledged his long-term future to Hampshire," team manager GIles White told the club's official website (www.rosebowlplc.com).
Adams added: “Hampshire is my home so I’m very happy to be signing a new deal at The Rose Bowl. Auckland, too, will be a great challenge, but also an excellent opportunity for me to improve my skills.
“I’m looking forward to a great winter and plenty more successful seasons at Hampshire.”
Having joined Dominic Cork and Michael Carberry in signing new contracts in the close season, Adams will be off to New Zealand to represent the Auckland Aces in their domestic Twenty20 competition.
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