29 November 2016
Sale’s outstanding former Australian under 19 international Brooke Guest has committed his future to England after signing his first professional contract with Lancashire.
Manchester born Guest emigrated to Australia aged 6, but returned to his home town club Sale in 2016.
He impressed in his first English summer, scoring 1,097 runs for Sale in all competitions, including 3 centuries, form that saw him feature regularly for the Lancashire Second XI.
Guest averaged nearly 40 in three-day Championship cricket and was a member of the side that won the Second XI One-Day Trophy against Somerset at Emirates Old Trafford in August.
He is looking forward to combining his Lancashire commitments with a second season of club cricket with Sale, saying: “I'm very happy to be coming back to Sale, it's a great club with a lot of great people who made me feel so welcome last year and hopefully we can be a very competitive side again this year.”
Upon signing his contract with Lancashire he also said, “I’m really excited to get this opportunity with Lancashire. I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing for the Second XI last summer and I’m looking forward to continuing my development with the Club next summer.”
“Hopefully I can keep contributing in the Second XI and push for a place in the first team.”
The right handed wicket keeper batsman has previously featured for Australia U19’s including being named in their World Cup squad before Australia withdrew due to security concerns.