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Dawson agrees Hants stay

Promising all-rounder handed three-year deal

Dawson: New deal

Hampshire's England U19s all-rounder Liam Dawson has signed a new three-year contract at the Rose Bowl.

Rising star Dawson was one of four nominations for the prestigious Cricket Writers' Young Cricketer of the Year Award, after a breakthough season at the age of only 18.

"I'm delighted to have signed a new three-year contract with Hampshire," said the slow left-armer and middle-order batsman.

"The club have shown a lot of faith in me, and I hope to repay them with good performances."

Acting team manager Giles White added: "The long-term deal Liam has been offered reflects how highly he is regarded.

"We see him playing a big part in Hampshire cricket's future. I can't think of a more exciting young prospect in the country."