24-year-old Isle of Wight cricketer Adam Hose has signed a 3-year contract with Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
Hose started his career on the Isle of Wight before rising up through the Hampshire Development Programme. In 2015 he signed his first professional contract with Somerset and has since made 4 First Class, 20 List A and 7 T20 appearances.
Ashley Giles, Sport Director at Warwickshire CCC, said:
“Adam has impressed for Somerset across all three forms of the game this year; grinding out runs under pressure in the Specsavers County Championship victory over Yorkshire and contributing game-changing innings at an exceptional run-rate in white ball cricket.
“Having joined the club with immediate effect, he will be available for this weekend’s NatWest T20 Blast fixtures and can play a very important role for the team as we bid to reach the knockout stages for the third time in four seasons.
“I have spoken previously about our transformation process and our aim to rebuild a squad that compete in all competitions. At 24-years-old, Adam will have the opportunity to be part of Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears teams for many years and we’re very excited that he has chosen to become a Bear.”
Adam has said:
“I’m very excited to join Warwickshire CCC. It’s the only club in the country to have won all three trophies in the last five years and, whilst currently going through a transition, Ashley, Jim and the management team have great ambitions to bring more success to the club in the near future.
“I would like to express my thanks to the Somerset coaching team, the players and Members for such great support during my time in Taunton. Special thanks must go to Steve Snell for giving me my first opportunity in the second team, to Fielding Coach Paul Tweddle and to Director of Cricket Matthew Maynard.
“I wish the club every success in the future.”