CHRIS Wood has signed a new two-year contract extension at Hampshire

The 28-year-old left-armer has made more than 200 appearances across all formats but has developed into a white-ball specialist.

After helping his home county win the Royal London One-Day Cup he was Hampshire’s stand-out bowler in the Vitality Blast.

His 19 wickets at 17.63 apiece made him one of the competition’s top ten wicket-takers.

The Basingstoke-born paceman has made 183 limited-overs appearances for Hampshire during the last nine years, taking 117 T20 wickets at 25.98 and 103 List A wickets at 27.15.

Wood, who was also part of the Hampshire team that won the 2012 double and the county’s first T20 title in 2010, said: “I’m delighted to sign another extension here at Hampshire – it was very pleasing to contribute this year and to win another trophy at Lord’s was very special.

“I’m looking forward to working hard on my game again this winter ahead of hopefully another successful season in 2019.”

Hampshire director of cricket, Giles White said: “Chris has done particularly well in white-ball cricket this year and was a standout performer for us during our T20 campaign.

“He’s a product of the academy here, so we know him very well, and he’s become a very smart bowler who has a sense of what the batsman’s looking to do - hopefully he plays a big part in our campaigns over the coming two years.”