Chris Rushworth Che Simmons

Hamza Shaikh

29 May 2006 (Age 17)
Place of birth:

A stylish way to start

On August 12, 2022, the Bears’ first team welcomed a bold new talent when 16-year-old Hamza opened the batting in the One-Day Cup against Sussex at Edgbaston.

He made an accomplished 25 and looked every inch a first-team player. Another Edgbaston Academy graduate had well and truly arrived.

A student at Eden Boys School, Perry Barr, Hamza started his club career with Smethwick before moving across to Knowle & Dorridge. He soon scored his first Birmingham & District Premier League century and also struck a Bears 2nd XI ton aged just 15 to showcase his prodigious talent.

“Hamza started in the Warwickshire system in the under 10s, attends a local Birmingham school, enjoyed a good early career in the local club game, which will continue, and his family has been fantastic in supporting his journey.”

Paul Greetham

High Performance Manager

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