Hankins extends contract until 2021
11 December 2018
Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce that batsman George Hankins has extended his contract with the Club until the end of the 2021 season.
The 21-year-old, who is a graduate of the Club’s Cricket Academy, signed his first professional contract for Gloucestershire in 2016.
Hankins, who was the top run scorer for Gloucestershire in the 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup, scored 291 runs at an average of 58.20. He started the 50 over campaign with an impressive 85 runs in the victory against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens, with a convincing first wicket partnership of 147 runs with Gloucestershire skipper Chris Dent.
He made a high score of 92 off 120 balls in the loss against Kent at Beckenham in June and his strong performances in the Royal London One-Day Cup earned him a call up to play for an ECB XI against India A in a one-day contest at Edgbaston. Unfortunately, George’s terrific start to the 2018 campaign was cut short after he sustained a knee injury in July while playing for the Second XI, this would see him miss the remainder of the season.
SIGNED✍️ - @hankins1997 extends contract until 2021— Gloucestershire Cricket (@Gloscricket) December 11, 2018
🗣️ "I am very excited to be part of this talented group of players and coaching staff and firmly believe we have a great opportunity to bring some silverware back to our Club.”
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On signing a contract extension, George said: "I am delighted to have extended my contract until the end of 2021. I am very excited to be part of this talented group of players and coaching staff and firmly believe we have a great opportunity to bring some silverware back to our Club.”
Gloucestershire Head Coach, Richard Dawson added: “It's great news that George has extended his contract with Gloucestershire. He has continued to develop over the past seasons and I'm delighted that he can continue to progress with us.”