Year 11 pupil Rocky signs first professional contract with Lancashire Cricket

Posted by Sitara Bartle on 14 Jun 2024

Modified by Sitara Bartle on 14 Jun 2024

Year 11 pupil Rocky has signed his first professional contract with Lancashire Cricket Club. Rocky is a product of Lancashire’s County Age Group system and joined the Academy in 2023, having first represented the Club at Under-10 level.

The 16-year-old has featured for Lancashire’s Second XI four times this summer, hitting a half-century against Durham at Emirates Old Trafford before scoring a century against Warwickshire at Edgbaston a week later.

Earlier this week, Rocky was named in England Men’s Under-19s squad for their upcoming three-game Youth ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Rocky said: “I’m very happy and excited to have signed my first professional contract with Lancashire. It’s something that I’ve been working towards since I started playing cricket, so to sign for my home county is a dream come true.

“I’ve been with the Club since I was 8 years old, so to have the opportunity to keep representing the Red Rose is a big honour. I have loved playing for the Second XI so far this season and I’m looking forward to continuing to work hard on all aspects of my game.”

Old Mancunian Mark Chilton (88-95), who was Director of Cricket at The Manchester Grammar School between 2012-2014 and is now Director of Performance at Lancashire Cricket Club, added: “I would like to congratulate Rocky, his family, and everybody who has been with him on his journey in cricket so far.

“He has impressed the coaching staff with his performances and determined attitude for the Second XI already this season. He is a grounded individual and knows the work starts now for him to fulfil his potential in the years ahead.

“Rocky will be away with the England U19s for the next couple of weeks, and we look forward to welcoming him into the professional squad after that.”


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