Adam Hose is delighted to have signed a new deal with Warwickshire because, he admits: "I absolutely love playing for this club."
The 27-year-old batsman has signed a two-year contract extension, binding him to the Bears until the end of 2022.
He settled at the club immediately in 2017 during an initial loan spell from Somerset which then turned into a permanent move.
“I am really pleased to have signed on for another two years beyond next season,” Hose said. “I absolutely love playing for this club and with all the lads and am very happy to commit my future.
Ever since my very first game for the Bears I have felt really at home.Adam Hose
“Ever since my very first game for the Bears I have felt really at home. I think it helped that I arrived at a time when other lads were coming in and just settling in and we came through together. There is a great spirit here and I am just proud to be part of the squad.”
Hose’s powerful batting has proved an effective weapon in the white-balls formats for the Bears. However, he was not as productive as hoped for in red-ball cricket last season and high on his agenda for this winter is a lot of hard work to rectify that.
“The championship season wasn’t an easy for me,” he said. “Really, I just had the one innings, the century at home to Nottinghamshire, where I felt comfortable.
“I am working on a few technical issues. I’m having a couple of batting sessions a week and will be working hard on a few things over the winter.
“A lot of the lads are back in now and there is a really good buzz about the place. I know some people might not agree with this, but I think, in hindsight, we can take a lot from last season in the championship. We had lost already some senior players from the previous season and then to get hammered by injuries made it really tough, but it was brilliant to see the likes of Dom Sibley, Will Rhodes, Olly Hannon-Dalby and Henry Brookes really step up.
“Considering that, at one stage, every seamer on the staff was injured, think the lads did really well. Now we have got some big players coming back to fitness again and I think we could really challenge next season.”
The 2020 campaign will bring an added dimension for Hose as a Birmingham Phoenix player in The Hundred.
“It’s a really exciting prospect,” he said. “Just looking at the eight teams, every squad has world-class players in it and, as a professional, these are the people you want to be playing with and against,
“I’m just looking forward to sharing a dressing-room with the likes of Kane Williamson and seeing the way he goes about his work and learning from him.”