George Balderson is a top order batsman and a right arm seamer who put pen to paper on his first pro contract with Lancashire in 2018.
The left handed all-rounder plays club cricket for Hyde Cricket Club, his local side.
Balderson made four appearances for the Red Rose in the Second XI Championship in 2018 and featured in both games at the victorious Second XI T20 Finals Day.
He was then named in the England Young Lions squad for winter training camps in the UK and for the tour of Bangladesh, in which he opened the batting in both Test matches.
The 18 year-old also captained the North in the ECB Super 4s last summer, a competition for the most talented young players in the country.
He will travel to Dubai with the Lancashire First XI for pre-season ahead of the 2019 campaign.