Dawson hails Hammond deal

08 October 2018 22:28:24 GMTPlus11

Miles Hammond has signed a contract extension at Gloucestershire taking him up until 2020 following what his coach Richard Dawson dubbed a 'breakthrough' season.

Hammond, 22, first emerged as a teenage spinner at Nevil Road but excelled in 2018 as a hard-hitting batsman at the top of the order.

"It is great news that Miles has extended his contract at the club," said Dawson.

"It was a breakthrough year for Miles, making instant impact in the Twenty20 competition and also scoring two centuries in four-day cricket.

"We look forward to working with Miles and continuing his development over the next couple of years."

Hammond headed into last season having not played in the first XI for three years - partly due to his architecture degree - but responded in stunning fashion after placing his studies on hold.

"I'm really excited to have signed for two more years with Gloucestershire and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in next season and enjoying some more winning moments next year with a really exciting squad," the left-left-handed batter said.

Meanwhile, England are 3.75 to win the 2019 World Cup, while Pakistan are 10.00 to claim the title.

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