Andy Umeed

AndyUmeed

Right handed batter; right arm leg-spin

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Somerset County Cricket Club have signed opening batter Andrew Umeed.

The 26-year-old, who was born in Glasgow and has represented Scotland, will join the Club with immediate effect and his contract will run until at least the end of the 2023 season.

The former Warwickshire batter has worked incredibly hard to get back into the professional game, and the support of the South Asian Cricket Academy has been pivotal to his reintegration back into elite cricket, which has included a number of opportunities for Somerset Second XI where he has a best of 125.

Regarding Somerset’s new signing, Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “We have been impressed with what we have seen from Andy during his time with us this summer. Andy’s story is a great reflection of his determination to succeed.

Having had the opportunity to observe him within the Second XI Championship this summer, where his assuredness, approach and method to scoring runs has impressed both coaches and fellow players, we are delighted he has agreed to join the Club and we look forward to seeing his journey within the game continue to evolve.”

Next MatchSomerset V Sussex Sharks

19/08/2022 14:00 - The Cooper Associates County Ground