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An Isle of Wight cricketer has signed a winter deal for one of New Zealand’s top sides.

Adam Hose is joining the Wellington Firebirds for their T20 Super Smash campaign.

Hose, 26, who was born and grew up on the Isle of Wight, plays top-flight cricket for Birmingham Bears/Warwickshire.

Speaking to the Birmingham Bears website, Hose, said:

“I’m really excited to be heading to the Wellington Firebirds for this year’s Burger King Super Smash.

“I was really pleased with my Vitality Blast form this season and the opportunity to further my skills in such a competitive league is something I’ll relish.

“The Firebirds have such a strong Bears connection with Jeetan Patel, Grant Elliott and Warwickshire legend Roger Twose and, speaking to both Jeets and Grant this year, I feel there will be no better place to spend my Christmas and winter.”