Glamorgan teenage pair Henry Hurle and Asa Tribe have something to celebrate this weekend – new contracts.
The two 19-year-olds have both earned rookie deals for the next two seasons.
Wicket-keeper batsman Hurle has graduated through the Glamorgan Academy, making his second team debut in 2022.
He appeared for England U19 in their series against Ireland and Australia earlier this year and will spend the winter playing club cricket in Melbourne before linking up with the squad in the new year.
Excited to have signed a first professional contract with the club. Looking forward to getting started with the squad on return from Sydney. A big thank you for the continued support from the people around me! https://t.co/D25VFiNmxI
— Henry Hurle (@HurleHenry) October 20, 2023
Tribe was a member of the Cardiff UCCE squad in 2023, having grown up in Jersey and made his international debut for them in 2021.
Tribe was awarded the Glamorgan Balconiers Supporters Club 2nd XI Player of the Year award earlier this month after scoring back-to-back centuries and amassing 456 runs over the final four games of the season.
Rookie contracts allow players to mix education and further development opportunities with taking their first steps into the professional game.
Second XI coach Steve Watkin said: “Both Henry and Asa have shown their skills across the season, and we’re delighted to be offering them their first contracts with the club.
“They’re both exciting talents and we’re looking forward to welcoming them into the professional environment as they continue their development.”
1️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ off just 32 balls!
Asa Tribe blazes his way to the second fastest 💯 in ECN history, reaching the landmark in just 2️⃣4️⃣ balls!💥 #EuropeanCricket #EuropeanCricketChampionship #StrongerTogether #ECC23 pic.twitter.com/JH3Cn20FbU
— European Cricket (@EuropeanCricket) October 18, 2023