Spin ace Crane signs senior deal with Hampshire

Mason Crane in action for Hampshire
Mason Crane in action for Hampshire

WORTHING’S Mason Crane has signed a two-year senior deal with Hampshire.

The 18-year-old, who signed a development deal back in July, has now agreed a senior contract with the club.

Crane has enjoyed a promising 2015 campaign after marking his first-team debut with two vital wickets in Hampshire’s NatWest T20 Blast victory against Surrey at the Ageas Bowl.

The leggie went on to become the youngest Hampshire player to take an LV= County Championship five-wicket haul during the impressive home win over Warwickshire in August.

Crane was pleased to sign a new deal and wants to kick on next season.

He said: “I’m delighted to have been rewarded with a new deal – hopefully I can push on after a good season and cement my place in the first-team.

“I know I need to keep taking wickets and putting in good performances.

“I’m looking forward to testing myself against the best players again next year.”

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White said: “Mason has shown a huge amount of potential in the first-team games he has played in this season and he thoroughly deserves this new contract.

“At his age, he still needs to develop but he has impressed everyone at the club both on and off the field.”

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