Hampshire award Roberts & Sheppard 2013 contracts

Hampshire have awarded contracts to Michael Roberts and Jack Sheppard for the 2013 season.

Batsman Roberts, 23, scored 610 runs in seven Second XI Championship matches and has been given a full contract.

Seam bowler Jack Sheppard, who was joint-leading wicket-taker, joins Adam Rouse and Sean Terry on a development contract.

"We are delighted that both Michael and Jack will be a part of the set-up from 2013," said manager Giles White.