Hampshire have released wicketkeeper-batsman Calvin Dickinson – as well as Asher Hart and Chris Sole.

Dickinson made the biggest impact in the first team, hitting 99 against South Africa A and 103 runs at 17.06 in six T20 Blast matches - including a match-winning 24-ball 51 against Kent at Canterbury last year.

The 21 year-old made one in his only County Championship appearance against Middlesex at Uxbridge last September.

Hart took a total of five wickets for 111 runs in first-class appearances against Cardiff MCCU and South Africa A last year.

He also played five Super 50 games during Hampshire’s tour of the Caribbean earlier this year, but did not feature in any of the three domestic competitions during his two years with the county.

Seamer Sole, 24, the son of former British Lions star David, has taken 18 wickets at 26 apiece in 11 one-day internationals for Scotland but did not play a first-team game for Hampshire.

Director of cricket Giles White said: “Unfortunately it’s that time of the year where tough decisions are made.

"On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Chris, Asher and Calvin for their efforts over the last two years and wish them the very best for the future.”