16th Jan, 2019

Giles confident new recruit Hose can help Bears succeed in all three formats

CRICKET: ASHLEY Giles believes new Warwickshire Bears recruit Adam Hose will help his side improve across all three formats.

Hose moves to Warwickshire from Somerset after signing a three-year contract which started with immediate effect.

Hose has recently become a regular for Somerset across all three formats of the game and has made four First Class, 20 List A and seven T20 appearances to date.

He scored his first century for the club in May against local rivals Gloucestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup and made a match-winning 59 off just 28 balls in Somerset’s NatWest T20 Blast victory over Middlesex on 16 July.

Giles said: “Adam has impressed for Somerset across all three forms of the game this year – grinding out runs under pressure in the County Championship victory over Yorkshire and contributing game-changing innings at an exceptional run-rate in white ball cricket.

“I have spoken previously about our transformation process and our aim to rebuild a squad that can compete in all competitions.”

The Isle of Wight born batsman progressed through the Hampshire academy before joining the MCC Young Cricketers.

He subsequently trialled with Somerset and soon signed his first professional contract in 2015 after scoring two centuries in the second team.

Hose said: “I’m very excited to join Warwickshire.

“It’s the only club in the country to have won all three trophies in the last five years and Ashley, Jim and the management team have great ambitions to bring more success to the club in the near future.”

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