Monday 29 November 2010 

Lancashire Confirms 2010/11 Academy Intake

Lancashire Confirms 2010/11 Academy Intake
Lancashire Confirms 2010/11 Academy Intake
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Lancashire County Cricket Club is pleased to confirm the players who have been selected for the 2010/2011 season.

The Lancashire Academy was first introduced in 2002 with the primary aim to produce world class cricketers through identifying, assessing and further developing the most talented players available to the Club.  To date, the Academy has seen fifteen of its graduates sign professional cricket contracts. Of these Steven Croft, Tom Smith, Stephen Parry and Simon Kerrigan have made an immediate impact for Lancashire's First Team in recent years.

John Stanworth, LCCC’s Academy Director, said: “This is the largest group of new players we have had for five years and it is an indication of the strength of our Emerging Players Programme, our representative cricket and the quality of competition for places from Cheshire and Cumbria.

“It also is reassuring for me with this squad that selection is not just limited to players we have known about for several seasons.  One player has been given a provisional place having previously never before played county representative cricket. He was identified at the Lancashire under 19 trials, progressed in the Colts and excelled in our fixture programme.

“My sincere thanks go to the many volunteers and professionals who have helped Lancashire in this process and I look forward to working with this exciting and talented group of cricketers.”

Muhammad Abid           Right Arm Leg Spin, Right Hand Bat                   Ashton CC
Tom Bailey                    Right Arm Fast/Medium, Right Hand Bat             Northern CC
Yaqub Bhamji               Right Arm Fast                                                  Darwen CC
Chris Connolly               Right Arm Fast                                       Chester Broughton Hall CC
Will Chapples                Right Arm Swing, Right Hand Bat                       Furness CC
Alex Davies                  Wicketkeeper, Right Hand Bat                            Darwen CC
Joe Davies                   Wicketkeeper, Right Hand Bat                            Leigh CC
Jack Dewhurst               Right Arm Fast/Medium, Right Hand Bat             Rainford CC
Gavin Griffiths               Right Arm Fast, Right Hand Bat                         Ormskirk CC
Alexandra Hartley          Left Arm Spinner                                               Read CC
Aaron Lilley                   Right Arm Off Spin                                Delph and Dobcross CC
Liam Livingstone           Right Arm Wrist Spin, Right Hand Bat                 Barrow CC
Mattie McKiernan           Right Arm Leg Spin, Right Hand Bat                   Leigh CC
Henry Thompson           Right Hand Bat                                                  Leyland CC