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Sam Hain commits to the Bears with two-year extension

Birmingham's Sam Hain celebrates scoring a half century
Birmingham's Sam Hain celebrates scoring a half century
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Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s record-breaking men’s team batsman Sam Hain has committed to the Bears for a further two years by signing a contract extension that keeps him at Edgbaston until at least the end of the 2023 season.

Hain (25) broke into the Warwickshire team in 2014 and he subsequently became the youngest player in the Club’s history to score a First Class hundred and a double hundred in that same season. He has now made 10 career First Class hundreds.

In white ball cricket, Hain was part of England’s initial training group that was formed during last summer’s first national lockdown as a reward for his consistency in the Vitality Blast and Royal London Cup.

He is currently second in the list of all-time T20 run scorers for the Bears with 1,943 runs at an average of 37.36 and 13 half centuries. However, in List A, Hain boasts the best record of any cricketer in history to have played more than 50 games, having scored 2,810 career runs at an average of 59.78 and 10 centuries.

“Whilst we are now eight years on from him signing his first professional contract, Sam is still very young in his career and he can achieve so much in the game with Warwickshire and England,” said Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace.

“It’s fantastic to have someone in the squad who has broken the records that Sam has, but also know that there is so much to come from him.

“He has underpinned our batting in white ball cricket in recent years but has also made good progress in the red ball game. We’re thrilled that he has signed a contract extension and that he is very much a Bear for the foreseeable future.”

Hain signed his first professional contract in 2013 after being initially spotted by former Warwickshire captain Michael Powell and impressing in trials with the Club as a 14-year-old. He was awarded his county cap in 2018 and he has now made 76 First Class, 34 List A and 64 T20 appearance for the Bears.

Sam Hain said: "Warwickshire and Edgbaston has been my home for the last eight years and I'm really excited for this to continue until at least the end of the 2023 season.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the extra responsibility of becoming one of the more senior members of the playing squad and I believe that I took big steps forward across First Class cricket and even more so in T20 last season as a result.

“We’ve got a young, exciting squad and we’re all hungry for success. I’m looking forward to starting the 2021 season and hopefully making significant contributions that can take our young squad forward.”

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