BATSMAN George Hankins has signed a new contract with Gloucestershire.

The 21-year-old, graduate of the club’s academy, has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the 2021 season.

Hankins said: “I am delighted to have extended my contract until the end of 2021. I am very excited to be part of this talented group of players and coaching staff and firmly believe we have a great opportunity to bring some silverware back to our club.”

Hankins was the top run scorer for Gloucestershire in the 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup, scoring 291 runs at an average of 58.20.

He started the 50 over campaign with an impressive 85 runs in the victory against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens, with a convincing first wicket partnership of 147 runs with Gloucestershire skipper Chris Dent.  He made a high score of 92 off 120 balls in the loss against Kent at Beckenham in June and his strong performances in the Royal London One-Day Cup earned him a call-up to play for an ECB XI against India A in a one-day contest at Edgbaston.

Unfortunately, Hankins’ terrific start to the 2018 campaign was cut short after he sustained a knee injury in July which saw him miss the remainder of the season.

Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson said: “It’s great news that George has extended his contract with Gloucestershire.  He has continued to develop over the past seasons and I’m delighted that he can continue to progress with us.”


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