Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Keeper-Batter Henry Cullen Signs New Two-Year Contract

Worcestershire’s promising keeper-batter Henry Cullen has signed a new two-year contract until the end of the 2025 season.

The 20-year-old has impressed during his first year as a professional cricketer, making four appearances in the 2022 One Day Cup and scoring three fifties in the Second Eleven Championship.

He was also a model of consistency with the bat in the T20 competition, scoring 239 runs at an average of 47.80.

Cullen’s performances have been praised by Head Coach Alan Richardson, who said: “I think Henry has acquitted himself really well and has maturity in abundance, especially on the cricket field.

“Just watching how he problem-solves, how he works it out, has been great to watch.”

Cullen is delighted to have signed a new contract with Worcestershire and is eager to continue his development.

He said: “I’m very, very happy. Coming up through the age groups, it was always a big goal of mine to play for Worcestershire and it means a lot, having another two years.

“The first year, I feel like it has gone well. It was quite a slow start to the season with all the bad weather, but I feel like I’ve taken a step forward.

“I would have liked to have got a couple of hundreds, but I’m pleased with how it is going so far and, as a team, the Seconds have had an excellent season.

“It has been excellent playing in the side we’ve got, which is very experienced now.”

Cullen’s goal for the next two years is to play as many games as he can for Worcestershire and contribute to winning games for the team.

He said: “Over the next two years, the aim is to try and play as many games as I can for Worcestershire and when I do get the chance, try and contribute in those games and winning games for the team in all formats.”