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Hameed signs two-year contract with Green and Golds

Hameed signs two-year contract
Hameed signs two-year contract
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Haseeb Hameed has signed a new two-year contract with Nottinghamshire, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2024 season. 

The opener enjoyed a fruitful 2022 campaign, finishing with the second-most runs in either division of the LV= Insurance County Championship with 1,235. 

In 24 First-Class innings, the 25-year-old scored seven fifties and four hundreds, finishing with an average of 58.80. 

The vice-captain's spell as the leader of Notts Outlaws in the Royal London Cup, meanwhile, yielded 309 runs in eight innings - an average of 51.80 - including a ton and two half-centuries, as his side qualified for the knockout stages. 

“Although I have only been here a few years, Trent Bridge feels like home for me, and I am really grateful for the way I have been accepted and supported since arriving,” Hameed said. 

“My confidence has grown a great deal, and even in the last year, I feel like my game has developed to the point where last season I played better than ever.

“Those results wouldn’t be possible without those who have stood by my side and helped me, but also the culture around the club in general, which has allowed me to thrive in a relaxed, yet focused environment.

“I have always said I want to be a multi-format player, and to lead from the front through performances in the Royal London Cup was really pleasing, too.

“I enjoyed the chance to captain the side, and I am grateful for the way the lads got behind me in what was a good campaign for us.

“Moving forwards, my attention is on ensuring the club continues to progress on the field. 

“Days like our win against Durham in the last game of the season at Trent Bridge are very special, and we have a great opportunity to repeat that success in all formats next year, and beyond.”

Hameed initially arrived at Trent Bridge in the winter of 2019/20, having made his debut for England aged 19. 

Since then, he has scored over 2,500 all-format runs for Nottinghamshire, averaging 47.52 in First-Class cricket, with 14 fifties and six hundreds, and 52.00 in List A cricket, having played ten innings. 

“Hass had an outstanding year, especially when you take into account the challenges he faced in the winter,” Nottinghamshire Head Coach, Peter Moores, said. 

"I think his performances have been a real indicator of his mental strength and resilience.

“Over the course of the season, he adjusted and adapted his game to make him more fluent at the crease, putting real pressure on bowlers from ball one. 

“His form in the County Championship was consistent throughout the campaign and the way he played gave confidence to everyone in the team. 

“Along with his red-ball runs, he did an outstanding job captaining the Royal London Cup team whilst continuing to lead from the front with the bat. 

“It’s great news that he’s extended his contract. He is a great role model for others at the club in the way he goes about his business, and he will play a huge role in the team moving forward.”

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