RISHTON professional Andrea Agathagelou has been offered a scholarship with Lancashire County Cricket Club for the 2010 season.
Agathagelou, 20, is a talented opening batsman who has represented South Africa at Under 19s and will combine pro-ing for Rishton with Lancashire, working on his own game and playing for the county’s Second XI.
LCCC Cricket Director Mike Watkinson said: "Our scholarship programme was introduced several seasons ago and plays a very important part in our development systemat Lancashire.
"It’s the next step in an Academy players’ goal of becoming a professional cricketer but also enables us to develop players who have come to our attention away from the representative system – Sajid Mahmood being a perfect example of this.
"Andrea could have a career here at Lancashire if he continues to work hard and develops his game to an elite level."
l EX-Accrington all-rounder Toby Bulcock has stepped into the professional ranks with Elton Cricket Club.