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Adam Wheater Leaves Hampshire to Join Essex

The 26-year-old leaves made 133 appearances for Hampshire in all competitions

Hampshire Cricket has agreed for wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Wheater to be released from his contract with a year remaining, in order to join Essex.

The 26-year old, who joined Hampshire from Essex in 2013, returns to his former side on a two year agreement.

It was previously announced that Wheater would be joining Essex on loan for the remainder of this year’s Specsavers County Championship competition, but the right-hander will now remain with Essex following the end of the 2016 season.

Adam felt that his future was elsewhere and if a player would like to leave, we will not stand in their way. The club would like to thank Adam for his contributions during his time with us and we wish him well moving forward.

Giles White, Hampshire Director Of Cricket

I’d like to thank Hampshire for their understanding of moving to Essex and wish them every success in the future.

Adam Wheater

Wheater scored more than 4000 runs at an average of 30.91 in 133 appearances during his time with Hampshire, whilst also claiming 145 dismissals behind the stumps.

The right-hander particularly impressed with the bat in this year’s red-ball campaign, scoring 850 runs at an average of more than 47, including a career-best 204 not-out against Warwickshire in the Specsavers County Championship in July.

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