Will Fazakerley


In action against Jersey 2016                        Martin Gray

WN Fazakerley has represented Guernsey at U15 and U19 before making his senior debut in 2015. He has also represented Sussex U15 and U17 as well as the Academy in 2014 and toured Sri Lanka with their Development team going on to play for Sussex U17 in 2015 before moving to Leicestershire with Nic Pothas in 2016. He has played several games for the 2nd XI for the county. He played for Guernsey in the WCL Div 6 in 2015 as well as making 2 appearances for the senior team against Jersey. He is the third local player to turn pro after Lee Savident and Tim Ravenscroft, who both played for Hampshire.

The BBC website announced on 1st September:

Leicestershire have handed 17-year-old Will Fazakerley a 12-month first professional contract. Fazakerley, who has played international cricket for Guernsey, has been part of the county’s academy. “Will has had a really good season with the academy and the Second XI,” chief executive Wasim Khan said. “He has impressed us greatly with the progress he has made and it is great he is signing his first professional contract with Leicestershire.” Fazakerley’s last international match was the annual clash between his home island of Guernsey and their Channel Island rivals Jersey, which they lost by 49 runs. “I’ve only been there for two months and I didn’t think I’d made a big enough impression there, but obviously they seem pretty happy,” Fazakerly told BBC Radio Guernsey. “I was planning to have another year in the academy, which is why I was so surprised when they offered me this deal, but obviously I won’t complain. “This is just the start, I want to have a long and successful career in cricket. I want to play as much first-class cricket as possible.”