Adam Wheater and Liam Dawson have signed contract extensions to keep them at Hampshire until 2017.

Former Essex wicketkeeper Wheater has made seven LV County Championship appearances this season, averaging over 40 with the bat, and has played five NatWest T20 Blast games.

He said: ''It's really pleasing that the club see me as an important figure for the next three years. I feel I've performed well here and after being offered the new contract, It didn't take me long to sign!''

Academy product Dawson's five championship appearances this summer have brought him averages of 26.75 with the bat and 28.42 with his left-arm spin.

He said: ''Hampshire is a club that I've been at since I was 10 years old so I'm obviously delighted.

''I feel I'm turning into a genuine all-rounder in all formats of the game so hopefully I can keep contributing with both the bat and ball for many more years to come.''