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.”