Jack Blatherwick Signs For Nottinghamshire CCC
Fast bowler Jack Blatherwick has signed his first professional deal with the Club.
The 20-year-old has agreed terms on a two-year contract, after graduating through the Academy and making his List A debut against Warwickshire in May of this year.
He was also chosen to be one of the twelfth men during England’s Specsavers Test Match against India at Trent Bridge, in a fairytale summer for the young seamer.
“It’s a surreal moment for me and I just can’t wait to get going next season,” said Blatherwick.
“I’ll be sharing a dressing room with players I have watched from an early age and it will be brilliant to get involved with it.
“My first big aim is to have a good winter and hit the ground running at the start of the 2019 season so I can get myself in the best possible position to play more games for Notts.
“For me, there will be no better advice in the changing room than having a couple of international bowlers, and lads who have been around the game a long time, to learn and get advice from.”
Having seen Blatherwick’s progression over the past few years, Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell believes there is much more to come from the Academy graduate.
“Signing a professional deal with your home county is a special feeling for any player and Jack has certainly earned his,” said Newell.
“He is an exciting young fast bowler and I am sure he will learn a lot from our current stock of quicks.
“Jack made his debut in front of more than 14,000 people at our Family Fun Day in the Royal London One-Day Cup this year and didn’t look overawed by the occasion.
“We hope there will be many more appearances for him moving forward.”
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