DateLine: 22nd February 2010
Lowerhouse have signed Western Australia’s 27-year-old all-rounder Aaron Heal as professional for 2010.
Heal played at Rishton as professional last season. He had to return home after picking up a knee injury against Church in June. Heal scored 284 runs at 35.5 with three half centuries, the best of which was 76. He picked up 23 wickets at 23.7 with a best of 5-50 in the nine matches that he played.
A left-handed bat and slow left-arm orthodox bowler, he has been a consistent performer since making his debut in 2004. He has a highest score of 81 not out in First-class cricket and has the honour of claiming a ten-wicket haul at the traditionally pace-friendly WACA.
Heal follows a succession of successful Australian professionals in recent years at Lowerhouse following in the footsteps of Ryan Harris, Andrew McDonald and Aaron O’Brien.
Cricket Chairman Stan Heaton said: “We are delighted that Dave Wren has been successful in acquiring us a top notch professional. We are very confident that Aaron will have a great season with us. He is a quality player and provides us with a very balanced all round attack. He should be able to benefit from his previous experience in the League ."
Lowerhouse wish to thank Gary Hunt of Cric-Intro for his involvement in the signing.