HAMPSHIRE cricket star Chris Wood has signed a new contract extension with the club.

Basingstoke-born Wood has also been awarded a new deal, extending his tenure with the club for at least another season.

The skilled seamer, who played for Basingstoke and North Hants, is a product of the Hampshire Academy.

He made his Hampshire debut in April 2009, and has since made over 200 appearances for the Club.

Wood has proved to be a particularly prominent performer for Hampshire in white-ball cricket and he was a key contributor in Hampshire’s two limited-over triumphs in 2012.

The 27-year-old has made a total of 95 appearances for Hampshire in Twenty20 cricket averaging just 27.60 with the ball in that time, whilst a bowling average of just 25.97 in List A cricket shows his value he offers to the side in the 50-over competition.

Wood said: “The club have showed real faith in me these last few years given the injuries I’ve had, so I’m delighted they’ve put faith in me again for another year– I’m looking forward to hopefully repaying the favour heading into next season.

“I feel I’ve come to an end of a difficult period and I was really beginning to hit my straps towards the end of last season – hopefully I can build on that with a full pre-season and kick on into next summer and for the rest of my career. “