Wheater & Dawson Sign Contract Extensions
Jul 14 2014
Hampshire cricketers Adam Wheater and Liam Dawson have both signed contract extensions keeping them at The Ageas Bowl until the end of the 2017 season.
Wheater, whose deal was due to expire at the end of this season, has signed a three-year extension whilst Dawson’s two-year extension means the both players have now committed to the club for the foreseeable future.
24-year old Wheater joined Hampshire from Essex ahead of the 2013 season and the wicketkeeper-batsman has since made over 60 appearances for the club, including a high-score of 140 against Lancashire in the LV= County Championship last year.
Adam Wheater said: “It’s really pleasing that the Club see me as an important figure for the next three years.
“Moving from Essex there was always that pressure of performing because you’re not a product of the Academy, but I feel I’ve performed well and after being offered the new contract, It didn’t take me long to sign!"
All-rounder Dawson is a product of the Hampshire Academy and the 24-year old quickly became a regular in the First-Team after making his debut for the Club in August 2007.
Dawson has since become a key figure for Hampshire in all formats, making nearly 250 appearances for the Club. An impressive 169 against Somerset in April 2011 has arguably been his finest moment with the bat for Hampshire whilst the spinner boasts best-figures of 5-29, which came against Leicestershire in April 2012.
Liam Dawson said: “Hampshire is a Club that I’ve been at since I was ten years-old so I’m obviously delighted to have signed for the next three years.
“We’ve had a lot of success whilst I’ve been here and hopefully the core of players we have at the Club can keep improving and we can continue to be successful. I feel I’m turning into a genuine all-rounder in all formats of the game so hopefully I can keep contributing with both the bat and ball for many more years to come.”
Hampshire Director of Cricket, Giles White said: “It’s great news that Adam and Liam have committed to the Club. They are talented all-rounders that have become integral members of the team and we look forward to seeing them push on over the next few years.”