Aged 20, Tom Hartley signed his first professional contract with Lancashire ahead of the 2019 season.
A year later, he made his First-Class debut for the Red Rose in the Bob Willis Trophy opener against Leicestershire at New Road, claiming his first wicket when having opener Hassan Azad caught at short leg. He went on to take a three-fer.
Predominantly known for his bowling exploits, Hartley is a more than capable left-handed batsman and has the potential to become a fully-fledged all-rounder over the course of his career.
The left arm spinner who plays his club cricket for Ormskirk CC, claimed three for 12 at the victorious Second XI Finals Day against Essex in 2018 – his best figures for the Red Rose.
Tom is the son of Bill Hartley, a former 400m runner who won a gold medal at the European Championships in Rome in 1974 and a silver in the Commonwealth Games that same year.
Speaking after signing his deal, Tom Hartley, 20, said: “I am thrilled to sign my first professional contract with the Red Rose.
“Last year was huge for me, to feature for the Second XI and to cap it off with a good performance in the final as the lads won the T20 competition.
“My aim for next season is to work hard, perform consistently for the Second XI and do all that I can to put my name in the mix for First Team selection.”