County news February 17, 2009

Six sign contract extensions with Hampshire

Cricinfo staff

Hampshire have announced that six players have signed extensions to their existing contracts.

Batsmen Michael Lumb and Michael Carberry and bowler Chris Tremlett have signed new three-year deals, while Jimmy Adams, Chris Benham and David Balcombe have all signed new two-year deals.

"I am delighted that this group of players have extended their contracts," said team manager Giles White "They're all highly valued by the club and it is hoped that they will form the core of the side for years to come."

For the first time, five development contracts have also been awarded. The one-year deals have been signed by Tom Parsons, Benny Howell, James Vince, Hamza Riazzuddin and Chris Morgan, all graduates from Hampshire's Academy.