Hampshire: Ryan Stevenson to return to campsite business

Ryan Stevenson (right)
Ryan Stevenson previously played for Devon through various age groups and for their senior side

Hampshire seamer Ryan Stevenson plans to continue his campsite business after his deal with the county ends.

The 23-year-old previously played for Torquay and Devon while working in his mother's post office and set up the business on his father's farm.

He recently signed for Hampshire following a trial, but his deal only runs to the end of the season.

"Hopefully we can run it from afar but my Dad is there and he does lots of the hard work," he told BBC Radio Solent.

The pace bowler made his first-class debut against Durham this week, and hopes he can still find time to run the site despite his cricket career progressing.

"Never at the start of the season did I think I would be here now and I can't complain about it," he said.

He took 0-58 in Durham's first innings, but made a useful 30 with the bat before finally claiming his first wicket when former England seamer Graham Onions was caught by Jimmy Adams.

"I've batted less the further I've gone up in level. For Devon I batted at about eight, but I enjoy batting so it's nice to go out in the middle and have some time out there," he said.

"I will learn more from this game than I have from any other game I've played before, it's really good experience for me."

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