After breaking into the first team in August, teenager Ben Charlesworth has signed a contract with Gloucestershire Cricket until 2021.

18-year-old Charlesworth is in the middle of his A levels at St Edward's in Oxford, the same school attended by Miles Hammond. He made his debut against Warwickshire at Edgbaston during the summer holidays and marked his first home Championship match by taking the final wicket to seal victory over Leicestershire with his only delivery.

In the Specsavers County Championship match against Middlesex at the Brightside Ground, he impressed with a patiently constructed 77 not out before taking 3-25 in 13 overs. Another first innings half century (72) against Glamorgan at Cardiff the following week helped Gloucestershire to a nine wicket win.

Part of the Gloucestershire Academy, Charlesworth represented England under 19's in their series against South Africa earlier this summer after making 142 for an invitational XI against the tourists in a warm up game.

Batting

Specsavers County Championship 2018
Innings Top Score Not Out Runs Avg
9 77 1 194 24.25

Bowling

Specsavers County Championship 2018
Matches Overs Runs Wickets Avg
6 21 47411.75

Ben Charlesworth

All Rounder
Age: 18
Born: Oxford
Squad number: 64
Player sponsor: Finders Keepers