FELIX Organ has signed an extended deal with Hampshire after starring for Dorset last season.

Organ, 20, scored 289 runs at 28.90 for the Minor Counties outfit in 2019.

Organ, whose length of deal is undisclosed, is a product of Hampshire’s player pathway system, first representing the club at age-group level before going on the captain the Hampshire Academy and representing the second XI during both 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Commenting on the deal, Organ said: “I’m delighted to sign an extension with Hampshire, the club I’ve been with since starting out as a youngster.

“I’m really looking forward to the coming season and hopefully I can contribute in what’s sure to be an exciting year ahead.”

Hampshire Director of Cricket, Giles White, said: “Having come through the Academy, Felix had his first proper taste of first-class cricket last year and he did really well.

“The way he played in the second XI and then taking his opportunity in the first team towards the end of the season was really pleasing and we see him as a great long-term prospect, so we’re delighted that he’s signed a new extension.”

The right-hander also made his first-team debut in late September 2017 as a late addition to Hampshire’s County Championship squad to face Middlesex, but it was not until the 2019 season that he solidified a regular spot in the County Championship side as he enjoyed an extended run opening the batting alongside Ian Holland.

Organ recorded his maiden century for the club in just his third first-class game against Kent in July, whilst two 50s – both against Surrey – in the following two games saw him become an integral part of James Vince’s red-ball squad.

Whilst primarily known for his batting, Organ also impressed with the ball last season. A useful off-spinner, the youngster claimed eight wickets at an average of just 15.62 in six contests, including a match-winning 5-25 which saw him tear through Surrey’s middle and lower order to help Hampshire secure a valuable Division One win inside three days.

Alongside his first XI exploits, Organ also captained the club’s second XI to its first Championship title since 2001 in the final weeks of the 2019 campaign, leading a young side to victory against Leicestershire at the Ageas Bowl.