HAMPSHIRE have announced promising youngsters Scott Currie, Ajeet Dale and Tom Scriven have signed rookie contract extensions with the club.

The trio, who all enjoyed breakthrough campaigns in 2020, have put pen-to-paper on new deals keeping them at the club until at least the end of 2021.

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White said: “Ajeet, Scott and Tom are three really exciting prospects for the future and they’ve all shown their potential this summer.

“This extension of their rookie contracts will aid their development, allowing them to continue their hard work over the next 12 months.”

A promising young seamer, Currie made his Hampshire debut in the Club’s 2020 T20 Blast campaign, whilst also going on to feature in the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy, where he claimed three wickets on debut against Kent.

The Poole-born prospect also became the latest Hampshire youth player to go on to represent England’s under-19 side last winter, having impressed as part of the triumphant Hampshire second XI Championship outfit in 2019.

Fellow seamer Dale is a graduate of Hampshire’s Academy and made his first-class debut for the club against Sussex in the Bob Willis Trophy this summer.

Dale, who possesses impressive pace, claimed four wickets in his two matches, ending his opening season with a first-class bowling average of 18.

Also a graduate of Hampshire’s youth system, Scriven made his first-class debut during this summer’s Bob Willis Trophy against Surrey, following his first appearance for the club in a T20 fixture in 2018.

The all-rounder demonstrated his potential with both bat and ball during the competition, taking three wickets and striking his maiden half-century in the short campaign.