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Fidel Edwards signs on for another season at Hampshire

Fidel Edwards ruffled Surrey Getty Images

Fidel Edwards has signed a one-year contract extension with Hampshire, keeping him at the Ageas Bowl until the end of the 2020 season.

Edwards, the 37-year-old West Indian fast bowler has taken 47 wickets at an average of 23.55 this season, including four five-wicket hauls, with three Championship fixtures remaining.

"I'm very pleased to have signed for my sixth season at Hampshire, which has become my second home," Edwards said. "Hopefully next year we can push on further and I'll be trying my best to help make it a successful season for the club."

Hampshire Director of Cricket Giles White said: "Fidel has been fantastic for us since joining in 2015 and this year he's excelled once again. He's an important part of our squad and a great character to have in and around the group - we're delighted to welcome him back for another year."

Edwards joined the county in 2015, picking up 45 first-class wickets in eight matches at an average of just 20.80 in his debut campaign and, despite suffering a season-ending injury in early 2016, he returned to pick up 33 wickets at an average of 24.06 the following year.

Edwards continued that good form in 2018, passing 50 first-class wickets in a season for the first time in his career as he picked up 54 scalps in 15 matches.