Warwickshire County Cricket Club has extended the contracts of 22-year-old batsman Ed Pollock and 21-year-old left-arm spinner Sunny Singh until the end of the 2018 season.
Left-hand batsman Pollock initially signed an academy development contract at the beginning of the 2016 season, but has since graduated and played an instrumental role in the Birmingham Bears’ road to the NatWest T20 Blast Final, scoring 283 runs in nine games at a strike rate of 174.69. He also scored three half centuries in the Bears’ Blast campaign, including 50 off 27 balls in the semi-final victory over Glamorgan.
Ed and Sunny have both broken through to the senior ranks this year and have the potential to play for Warwickshire, and possibly England, for many years.Ashley Giles
Singh has been part of the club pathway since the age of 15 and progressed through the Academy to win a development contract at the start of the 2016 season. He subsequently made his First Class debut against Oxford MCCU in April and has gone on to make a further four Specsavers County Championship appearances to date, taking 17 wickets with two five-wicket hauls.
Ashley Giles, Sport Director at Warwickshire CCC, said: “Ed and Sunny have both broken through to the senior ranks this year and have the potential to play for Warwickshire, and possibly England, for many years.
“Ed has made an outstanding impression in T20 cricket, cementing his position at the top of the order with attacking innings that put the opposition under pressure from the first ball. His ability to regularly clear the ropes is a great asset for the team as we look to build on our runner-up finish in this year’s Blast. However, his challenge now is to take this success into the other forms of the game, particularly List A cricket.
“Sunny has worked incredibly hard to get to where he is in the professional game, having initially been spotted in the Warwickshire Cricket Board’s Chance to Shine programme and subsequently graduating from the Academy. He’s put in some very encouraging performances in the Specsavers County Championship and is making good progress from working closely with Alan Richardson and Jeetan Patel.”