Sean Terry, a former MCC Young Cricketer, is following in his father Paul’s footsteps after signing a development deal with Hampshire CCC for 2012.
Opening batsman Terry will join the LV County Championship Division two side next year following a successful summer in 2011.
The 20-year-old impressed the Hampshire management with his performances against them for the YCs, making 91 against his new employers in a Twenty20 match and 70 in a one-day Second XI Trophy fixture.
He also played five matches with Hampshire’s second XI, racking up the runs in the process with three 50s and a century.
Hampshire through and through
Terry was brought up in Perth, Western Australia, where he plays his cricket for Melville CC during the winter months. He also represented Western Australia’s junior teams.
Despite his antipodean upbringing, Terry described his Hampshire contract as the realisation of his dream to play for the south coast county.
“I am excited to be given this opportunity by Hampshire. It has always been a dream of mine to play for the club and, even though I grew up in Australia, it was always my goal.
“Hampshire has been a big part of my life, particularly because my Dad had such a long career here, and to be given the chance to start my professional career at Hampshire means a lot.
“I can’t wait to get started next season and be part of a young squad pushing to be back in the first division."
Terry’s father Paul was a Hampshire stalwart in the 1980s and early 1990s, playing 600 matches for the club in a 18-year career.
He also went on to manage the county to a C&G Trophy win at Lord’s in 2005 before leaving the role after the 2008 season.