Somerset sign Andrew Umeed – Somerset County Cricket Club

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Somerset sign Andrew Umeed

Somerset County Cricket Club have signed fly-half 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 striker has worked incredibly hard to get back into professional play, and the support of the South Asian Cricket Academy has been key to his reintegration into elite cricket, which has included a number of opportunities for Somerset Second XI where he has a best of 125.

On the new signing from Somerset, 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 in the Second XI Championship this summer, where his confidence, his approach and his method of scoring points impressed both coaches and other players, we are delighted that he has agreed to join the Club and we look forward to seeing his in-game journey continue to evolve.

After signing for the Club, Andrew said: “I’m really grateful for this opportunity and it means everything to me. Being a cricketer is all I ever wanted to do.

“My journey has highlighted how much I love playing cricket. Being offside has given me perspective and made me realize how lucky I am to be able to continue to pursue my dream.

“There have been ups and downs in my career so far, but it shows that if you keep giving your best and working hard, the rewards will come.

“The South Asian Cricket Academy helped me a lot. They gave me the opportunity to train all winter long and gave me access to quality coaches. It helped me bridge the gap between club cricket and professional play.

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