Edwards signs new red-ball contract for 2019. 10thJanuary 2019
10th January 2019
Hampshire County Cricket club have announced that fast bowler Fidel Edwards has signed a new contract with the club.
The West-Indian paceman has re-signed with the county for the 2019 season. This will be his fifth season with James Vince’s side, and the good news for all Hampshire fans is that he will be available for all the counties Specsavers County Championship games.
Edwards, impressed on his debut season for the club back in 2015, claiming 45 first-class wickets in just eight championship matches at an average of just under 21.
Despite suffering a season-ending injury early in the 2016 campaign, as well as some small injuries at the start of the 2017 season, the West Indian returned in emphatic style to claim 33 wickets at an average of just over 24 in the county championship campaign.
The 36-year-old enjoyed a successful 2018 championship campaign passing 50 first-class wickets in a season for the first time in his career, eventually ending up with a final total of 54 wickets in 15 matches.
Hampshire Director of Cricket Giles White was understandably happy to get Edwards back once again for another season. “His pace adds variety and offers something different to our attack, and he’s a very popular player within the group. Having him around for 2019 is another real positive for us.”