Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry has signed a three-year contract extension.

The 33-year old, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the season, joined Hampshire in 2006 from Kent, who he will be hoping to celebrate against at Canterbury tonight.

“It’s taken some time but I’m pleased it’s now done and dusted and I can now just concentre on doing well for the club for the next three years," he said.

Hampshire Director of Cricket, Giles White said: “As well as being an extremely popular figure at Hampshire, Michael is a proven match winner and senior player that leads by example. "It is great to have him around and playing his part in what promises to be an exciting period for the club.”

Carberry, who has played for England in three forms of the game, was Hampshire's Batsman of the Year in 2013.

During his eight-and-a-half seasons with the county he has scored more than 13,000 runs in all cricket; 7,882 first-class at 44.28, 3,155 one-day runs at 40.97 and 2003 T20 runs at 31.29.