Essex Cricket are delighted to announce that wicket-keeper batsman, Adam Wheater has signed for the Club on a two year deal until the 2018 season.
The Club previously announced that Wheater would be joining Essex on a loan deal for the final two Specsavers County Championship matches, but are now pleased to confirm that the in-form man will not be rejoining Hampshire after his loan spell.
The 26 year old has played over 100 First-Class matches, including experience at Division One level which could be crucial if Essex seal promotion in the coming weeks.
Wheater said, “It’s great to be back at Essex, where I started my career. I’d like to thank Hampshire for their understanding of moving to Essex and wish them every success in the future.”
Head Coach, Chris Silverwood spoke on the permanent signing of Wheater, “To be able to bring Adam back to the Club on a permanent basis is brilliant for us, he comes into the squad with Division One experience, which is exactly what we need should we get promoted.”