Jimmy Adams signs Hampshire extension

Jimmy Adams
Adams made his first-class debut in 2002

Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the Rose Bowl until the end of the 2013-14 season.

The 31-year-old batsman from Winchester played in Hampshire's trophy-winning sides in 2009 and 2010.

In 2010 Adams had a phenomenal season scoring 1,351 first-class runs to which he added a record 668 in the Twenty20 and 496 in the 40 over game.

"I'm very happy to be at the club for a few more years," Adams told BBC Solent.

He continued: "I feel we have a great core of players and staff and the future is bright so I'm very excited about the next few years.

"I'm sure there are going to be a few different challenges along the way, starting with trying to get first division cricket back at the Rose Bowl, but it's nice to have a bit of security and hopefully I can repay the faith the club have shown in me.

"There are bound to be tough times ahead, but hopefully we can bring some trophies back to the Rose Bowl.

"Down the line we want to be in a position where we can produce performances on the pitch that we feel this arena and club deserves."

Adams's stunning form in 2010 was rewarded with selection for the England Performance Squad to Australia in late 2010 and the England Lions' tour of the Caribbean in early 2011.

At the end of the 2011 season it was announced that he would be Hampshire's new captain, taking over from Dominic Cork.

Hampshire manager, Giles White added: "As captain and player Jimmy has a big part to play in Hampshire's future.

"He continues to push himself and develop his game through good honest hard work and we look forward to seeing what he can achieve in the coming seasons."