Hampshire youth policy right plan - James Tomlinson

James Tomlinson
Tomlinson is contracted to Hampshire until the end of the 2013 season

Hampshire bowler James Tomlinson believes relegation will give a chance to players who have come through the Rose Bowl youth system.

Tomlinson signed a new two-year deal with the county on Friday.

"We've lost Dominic Cork and Simon Jones but it will give David Griffiths and David Balcombe a chance," Tomlinson told BBC Radio Solent.

"It's great that people who have come through the age groups here are going to form the nucleus of the side."

The 29-year-old continued: "People like Hamza Riazuddin, Danny Briggs, Griffiths and myself are all Hampshire through and through.

"There's a real feeling of excitement about the place. We're positive about next season."

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