Hampshire hand contract extensions to Mason Crane and Ian Holland

Crane was Hampshire's leading wicket-taker in their Royal London One-Day Cup triumph, while Holland contributed valuable wickets in their County Championship campaign...


Hampshire have announced they have agreed contract extensions with leg-spinner Mason Crane and allrounder Ian Holland.

Despite making his England Test debut in early 2018, injury meant that Crane was unable to make a single appearance in the County Championship or the Vitality Blast.

The 22-year-old did, however, play a key role in Hampshire's Royal London One-Day Cup success, finishing as their leading wicket-taker with 15 at an average 29.13.

"It is really nice that the Club have shown me this commitment and I’m delighted to show my commitment to Hampshire, hopefully I can be here for a very long time," said Crane.

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"It’s been really frustrating not playing a game for almost nine months now but it’s been a great pre-season so far and I’m feeling really good about this year – hopefully I can make a big contribution to the team’s success across all formats this season."

Holland featured in seven matches during the County Championship, taking 15 wickets at an average at 25.93 and scoring 135 runs at 13.50.

"I’m grateful for the faith shown in me by the Club. I love playing cricket for Hampshire and I’m very excited to have an impact in what I feel will be a successful period for the club across all formats in the near future," he commented.




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