Wood earns Hampshire extension

12 October 2018 00:39:30 GMTPlus11

Left-arm seamer Chris Wood has been rewarded with a new two-year contract for proving himself to be a standout Twenty20 performer for Hampshire.

Wood, 28, claimed 19 wickets at an average of just 17.63 in the 2018 Vitality Blast competition to find himself in the top 10 wicket-takers.

"Chris has done particularly well in white-ball cricket this year and was a standout performer for us during our T20 campaign," said the club's director of cricket Giles White.

"He's a product of the academy here, so we know him very well, and he's become a very smart bowler who has a sense of what the batsman's looking to do - hopefully he plays a big part in our campaigns over the coming two years."

The left-armer made his Hants debut in April 2009 and was a key performer in the limited-overs cup double three years later as well, as this past summer's Royal London Cup success.

"I'm delighted to sign another extension here at Hampshire - it was very pleasing to contribute this year and to win another trophy at Lord's was very special," Wood added.

"I'm looking forward to working hard on my game again this winter ahead of hopefully another successful season in 2019."

Meanwhile, England are 3.50 to win the 2019 World Cup on home soil and are available at 6.00 to triumph in the 2020 ICC World Twenty20.

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