IRELAND may be the destination for Sean Terry after the 24 year-old ended his county contract with Hampshire one year early.

The opening batsman and off-break bowler had limited opportunities at the Rose Bowl, although did manage five half centuries in the 11 first-class matches he played between 2012 and 2015.

He has returned to Australia to play grade cricket - although born in England, he moved with his family there as a youngster.

His father is former Hampshire and England Test Player Paul Terry - his two Tests coming in the "Blackwash" of 1984, when he had his arm broken by West Indies paceman Winston Davis.

Speaking to The Hampshire Chronicle Paul terry explained the Irish connection that would enable Sean to represent them: “Sean’s keen to pursue other options and hopefully something will come up, either with another county or maybe even with Ireland.

“There are options for him there as his mother Bernadette is Irish. She’s from Dublin and we have family over there so he may go down that route.

“It’s a tempting one.”