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Liam Dawson extends Hampshire contract

Liam Dawson extends Hampshire contract
Liam Dawson will stay committed to Hampshire until 2019
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England all-rounder Liam Dawson has signed a new contract with Hampshire which will keep him with the English county club until 2019.

Dawson made his Hampshire First XI debut in 2007 and has been an integral part of the side since then.

In this year's season alone, the 26-year-old has amassed over 1300 runs and has picked 47 wickets as well spread across all the formats. His contract was originally due to expire at the end of next year but now he has decided to extend it for another three seasons.

His only appearance in the One-Day Internationals for England came against Pakistan last month where he conceded 70 runs from eight overs but managed to pick two wickets while his solitary Twenty20 International appearance was against Sri Lanka in July wherein he picked three wickets and conceded just 27 runs.

Dawson was also included in the England squad for the 2016 World T20 in India but failed to appear in a single game.

"It's very pleasing to sign a new three year contract here at Hampshire," said Dawson.

"The club have shown faith in me, which is great, and having been since I was 10 years old, to sign a new long-term deal is great.

"It's an exciting time for the club at the minute and all of the guys are looking forward to the new season. Hopefully, with the squad that we'll have next year, we can really push on in all formats.

"I'm really hoping to make a huge contribution, not just next season but for the next three years."

Dawson also represented the England Under-19 team during their tour of Malaysia in 2007 where he picked six wickets and conceded just nine runs.

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