Glamorgan Give Rookies New Deals


Glamorgan teenage pair Henry Hurle and Asa Tribe have something to celebrate this weekend – new contracts.

The two 19-year-olds have both earned rookie deals for the next two seasons.

Wicket-keeper batsman Hurle has graduated through the Glamorgan Academy, making his second team debut in 2022.

He appeared for England U19 in their series against Ireland and Australia earlier this year and will spend the winter playing club cricket in Melbourne before linking up with the squad in the new year.

Tribe was a member of the Cardiff UCCE squad in 2023, having grown up in Jersey and made his international debut for them in 2021.

Tribe was awarded the Glamorgan Balconiers Supporters Club 2nd XI Player of the Year award earlier this month after scoring back-to-back centuries and amassing 456 runs over the final four games of the season.

Rookie contracts allow players to mix education and further development opportunities with taking their first steps into the professional game.

Second XI coach Steve Watkin said: “Both Henry and Asa have shown their skills across the season, and we’re delighted to be offering them their first contracts with the club.

“They’re both exciting talents and we’re looking forward to welcoming them into the professional environment as they continue their development.”



Lucie Leonard will captain Anglesey (Ynys Mon) in a prestigious new netball tournament.

The 21 year-old will lead the team against five other regions at the inaugural Invitational Island Games, to be hosted by the National Sports Centre, Isle of Man, from November 6-11.

Leonard, from Brynsiencyn, has the support of students and staff at St Gerard’s School in Bangor, where she was a pupil from the age of four to 18 years old.

The school sponsored her participation in the unique event, which will also be contested by Guernsey, Jersey, Orkney, Shetland, and the Isle of Man.

Currently studying for a Masters’ degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University, she is confident the competition will be a big success and netball will eventually become part of the International Island Games.

“This is a pilot event with six islands taking part, so we are really proud to be a part of it,” said Leonard.

“Netball as a sport is growing all the time so it would be great to see it develop as part of the Island Games, and for more and more people to start playing it.”

Leonard, who is captain of the netball team at Loughborough for the second successive season and a student ambassador, was a competitive swimmer before being struck by a serious shoulder injury. She recovered and switched to netball and is now set to lead her side at the Island Games!