LEG-SPINNER Mason Crane has signed a contract extension to stay at Hampshire.

The 23-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a deal keeping him at Ageas Bowl until the end of 2022.

Crane, who featured regularly for the academy and second XI, made his first-team debut in 2015 and went on to claim 66 wickets in 34 matches across all formats in his first two seasons.

He has since earned a call-up and played for England in both T20 and Test cricket.

Although Hampshire struggled for form in 2020, Crane registered nine wickets in as many matches at an average of 22 and an economy of 6.6 in this year's Vitality Blast.

"I’m very happy to commit to a new extension here at Hampshire," Crane told the club's website.

"I’m looking forward to what the future brings for us as a team and can’t wait to continue to improve and contribute to the club’s success over the coming years."

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White added: "Mason is a key member of our squad and his contributions with the ball this season have been excellent.

"We’re delighted with his progress and the fact that he’s committed his future to Hampshire. He will be an important player for us moving forward."