Hampshire: Adams, Tomlinson and Briggs sign new contracts

Jimmy Adams
Jimmy Adams passed 10,000 first-class runs during the 2014 season

Hampshire club captain Jimmy Adams, bowler James Tomlinson and spinner Danny Briggs have signed new contracts until the end of the 2016 season.

The contracts of all three players were due to expire at the end of 2015.

Hampshire will play in Division One of the County Championship next term.

"I'm very happy," Adams told BBC Radio Solent. "I've spent a lot of time at the club and I'm delighted I get to play here for another couple of years and, fingers crossed, a bit longer."

Batsman Adams, who made his debut for Hampshire in 2002, scored more than 1,000 runs in the Championship in 2014 and ended as the county's leading run scorer in the T20 Blast.

He also reached 10,000 career first-class runs in his career, as well as captaining Hampshire to the Division Two title, and the 34-year-old hopes to continue to help delivering success for the club.

"At my age, it's always nice to have stability," he said. "It's taken the worries away and allowed me to focus on the pitch.

"It's been a fair old stint but a very enjoyable one. I just need to put the work in over the winter to hopefully have the same results for this year and next."

He added: "As long as the club feel I'm contributing and I feel like I'm contributing, then I would like to try stay for as long as I can and keep moving the club forward."

Left-arm seamer Tomlinson, 32, finished as Hampshire's leading wicket-taker in the Championship with 47 dismissals, including season-best figures of 6-48 at Glamorgan to help Hampshire secure the Division Two trophy.

Spinner Briggs took 21 wickets in the T20 Blast, while the 23-year-old also claimed 27 wickets in eight Championship matches at an average of 26.

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