Seventeen-year-old batsman and off-spinner Dan Mousley has been awarded his first professional contract by Warwickshire County Cricket Club following a run of impressive performances in the Second XI and Under 19s.
Mousley, who attended Bablake School in Coventry and has recently joined Birmingham & District Premier League club Berkswell from Kenilworth Wardens, has been part of Warwickshire’s Performance Pathway since the age of eight and has been awarded his first contract for the 2019 summer.
Dan’s graduation to the senior ranks not only demonstrates the improvements that the club has made in developing young cricketers, but in the strength of club cricket in our region.cite=”Paul Farbrace
Paul Farbrace, Sport Director at Warwickshire CCC, said: “The Cricket Management Team has been keeping close tabs on Dan’s development for some time. He has travelled with the first team to perform 12th man duties on a few occasions to gain experience of being in the elite cricket environment, whilst we’ve also been very encouraged with his performances for the Second XI, in the county age group teams and in club cricket.
“There has been some tremendous work done by Paul Greetham and the team working on our Performance Pathway in recent years and Dan’s graduation to the senior ranks not only demonstrates the improvements that the club has made in developing young cricketers, but in the strength of club cricket in our region.”
Mousley is the second member of the Warwickshire Academy to join the club’s professional ranks this year following the addition of Moseley CC batsman Rob Yates, who signed in March and became the fourth pathway graduate to make a First Class debut for the Bears in the last two years; Henry Brookes, Liam Banks and George Panayi being the other three.
Paul Greetham, Elite Cricket Development Manager at Warwickshire CCC, said: “It’s a great reward for everyone connected with Warwickshire CCC and the Warwickshire Cricket Board when we see players step up from our pathway into the professional arena.
“Dan has shown great promise from an early age and we’re thrilled to see him awarded with his first professional contract. Outside of the Warwickshire set-up he has received excellent support from his family and his coaches at school and club level, particularly from Kenilworth Wardens.
“The professional game will demand more from Dan than anything that he has experienced before, but he is ready to rise to the challenge and we wish him every success.”