Tom Lammonby signs first professional contract

Somerset CCC are pleased to be able to announce that England Under 19 captain Tom Lammonby has signed a two year professional contract.

The 18-year-old, who has just completed his A Levels and hails from Exeter, has grown up playing through the Devon age group teams and has been part of the Somerset Academy since the autumn of 2015.

Last summer Tom enjoyed considerable success for England Under 19s against India resulting in him being named as England’s Player of the Series. He was then selected to take part in the Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand, but damaged his hand and had to fly home before the competition began.

Earlier this season Tom scored his maiden century for Somerset in the Second XI Trophy against The Unicorns, and followed this up with a half century in the Trophy Final. He has also recently been named as captain of the England Under 19s for this summer’s series against South Africa.

Last week the left-handed top order batsman, who also bowls left arm medium pace, became one of only four Devon CCC players to have scored a century in each innings of a Minor Counties Championship match.

After signing his Somerset contract at Exeter CC, where he has played all of his cricket, Tom said: “I am very pleased indeed to have signed a contract to play for Somerset. It’s been my dream ever since I started to play the game.

“The last two weeks have been such a roller coaster and probably the best of my life so far. To cap it all with signing a contract for Somerset at Exeter was special because it’s my boyhood club where I have grown up playing ever since I can remember.”

Andy Hurry, Director of Cricket at Somerset CCC, said: “Tom is a very talented young cricketer who has enjoyed success at every level of cricket he has played.

“He has shown maturity beyond his years, which I witnessed at first hand last summer during the England Under 19 series against India when he was the standout player.

“Tom is a young player with a very bright future in the game, so we are delighted to have secured his services at Somerset at least until the end of 2020.”

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