Edwards will stick to just red ball cricket on Hampshire return

By Sports Desk January 09, 2019
Windies pace bowler Fidel Edwards. Windies pace bowler Fidel Edwards.

West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards will limit himself to the just red ball cricket next season, having rejoined Hampshire for the County Championship season.

The 36-year-old fast bowler, who signed a new one-year contract with the club, previously appeared in all three formats last season.  In first-class matches, Edwards took 54 wickets in 14 appearances at an average of 26.72 and claimed 4 wickets in just two matches at an average of 31 in One Day Cup bowling.

 In the Vitality T20 tournament, Edwards had 3 wickets in 3 matches with an average of 41 and an economy rate of 10.25.  The player will be entering his fifth season with the club where he signed as a non-overseas player and played under the Kolpak ruling since 2015.

Director of cricket Giles White welcomed the player, who he has labelled as a versatile option, back to the team.

 "His pace adds variety and offers something different to our attack," White said.


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