Red Rose Deal for Haseeb
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Year 13 pupil Haseeb Hameed is one of three top teenage talents snapped up by Lancashire County Cricket Club. He is now scheduled to join the professionals for the next season.
During the last cricket season, Haseeb played for Lancashire’s second XI team and the England Under 19s. He impressed coaches with his high scores: playing against South Africa with the England U19s he made 97 twice in successive innings, followed by a century. His scores for Lancashire have been consistently excellent as well.
Former captain Glen Chapple said, “He has been churning out the runs all summer. He’s somebody who’s worked very hard at his game through his development. I used to see him with his dad in the indoor school for hour after hour. Obviously he’s talented, but he’s been prepared to put in a great deal of hard work to get to a level about any other seventeen-year-old as a batter.”
As well as signing the deal with Lancashire, Haseeb has been selected to take part in the England Development Programme this winter. With his skills and hard work, it is likely that he might find himself selected for the Lancashire first team next season.
Lancashire’s new head coach Ashley Giles said, “These young players are he future of Lancashire cricket and I look forward to working closely with them over the coming years.”