Sean Ervine Signs Three-Year Extension at Hampshire
Apr 5 2013
Ervine celebrates scoring a century against Glamorgan at The Ageas Bowl last season
Hampshire cricketer Sean Ervine has signed an extension to his contract which will see him remain at The Ageas Bowl until the end of the 2016 season.
The Zimbabwe-born all-rounder was previously under contract until the end of the forthcoming 2013 season but this new deal will take him beyond his 10th year at the Club.
Ervine said; “This club is going places and it’s an exciting and special time as you can see looking around the ground. For me it was just a no-brainer; I love playing at this Club. I love the changing room. It’s been a very successful period for Hampshire Cricket over the last few years and I can see that continuing.”
“Slug”, as he’s known to his team mates, played his first match for Hampshire in 2005 and is currently just 70 runs shy of his 10,000th for the Club in all competitions. He holds the record for the highest First Class score by a Hampshire player batting below number six in the order – 237 not out against Somerset in 2010.
With the ball he’s taken more than 300 wickets in all competitions for the Club and enjoys the unusual honour of having made his best Championship bowling figures twice in the same season against the same side, taking 5-60 in both games against Glamorgan in 2005 (the latter match was from fewer overs).
In 2012 he was Hampshire’s Most Valuable Player according to the FTI MVP Rankings system.
Hampshire First XI Coach, Giles White said: “Slug tells me he’s won more medals for Hampshire than any other player and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that was the case. He’s been a fantastic servant of the Club over many years and we look forward to having him here for many more to come.”
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