Batsman Hose signs for Bears on three-year contract

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has signed 24-year-old batsman Adam Hose from Somerset on a three-year contract, which will begin 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.

"Adam has impressed for Somerset across all three forms of the game this year, contributing game-changing innings at an exceptional run-rate in white ball cricket."

Ashley Giles

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

“Having joined the club with immediate effect, he will be available for this weekend’s NatWest T20 Blast fixtures and can play a very important role for the team as we bid to reach the knockout stages for the third time in four seasons.

“I have spoken previously about our transformation process and our aim to rebuild a squad that competes in all competitions. At 24-years-old, Adam will have the opportunity to be part of Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears teams for many years and we’re very excited that he has chosen to become a Bear.”

Born in the Isle of Wight, Hose came through the Hampshire development programme 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.

Adam Hose, said: “I’m very excited to join Warwickshire CCC. It’s the only club in the country to have won all three trophies in the last five years and, whilst currently going through a transition, Ashley, Jim and the management team have great ambitions to bring more success to the club in the near future.

“I would like to express my thanks to the Somerset coaching team, the players and Members for such great support during my time in Taunton. Special thanks must go to Steve Snell for giving me my first opportunity in the second team, to Fielding Coach Paul Tweddle and to Director of Cricket Matthew Maynard.

“I wish the club every success in the future.”