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Warwickshire CCC hand Jake Lintott first professional contract

JAKE Lintott has agreed terms to join Warwickshire CCC on a three-year contract.

Warwickshire CCC.
Warwickshire CCC.

The 27-year-old slow left-arm unorthodox bowler trained with the Bears ahead of the 2020 season and won a contract for last year’s Vitality Blast campaign, where he impressed with ten wickets in nine games at an average of 18.9 and economy rate of just 6.3.

“Jake made a fantastic impression during our Vitality Blast campaign in 2020 and we’re thrilled to secure his immediate future with the club,” said director of cricket Paul Farbrace.

“His economy rate of 6.3 was the best within our playing squad and it was one of the best rates of all bowlers in the tournament.

“He also boasted the second-best bowling average in Blast from the Bears’ bowling ranks.

“Slow left-arm unorthodox bowlers are not easy to discover and Jake provides another dimension to our spin bowling attack, alongside slow left-arm orthodox Danny Briggs and off-spinner Alex Thomson.”

Alongside his time to date with the Bears, Lintott has been director of cricket at Queen’s College in Taunton since 2017.

He also enjoyed spells in the Blast with both Hampshire and Gloucestershire.

“It’s been a long-time coming but it’s an amazing feeling to secure my first full contract in the professional game,” said Lintott.

“To join such a big county with the traditions of Warwickshire and to make Edgbaston my home ground for the foreseeable future is something that I have always aspired to.

“There have been a lot of people who have helped me along the way, but I must particularly express my thanks to everyone at Queen’s College in Taunton, who have been fantastic in allowing me to continue chasing my dream of a career in the professional game, whilst also leading its cricket programme.”

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