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Zak Foulkes 2024


We are thrilled to announce Zak Foulkes as our Overseas Professional for the upcoming 2024 season.

Zak is a hugely exciting prospect and currently plays his First Class Cricket for Canterbury in New Zealand and has received glowing recommendations from his current Canterbury coach and former Lytham Overseas Professional, Peter Fulton.

Zak is a skilled all-rounder, renowned for his versatile abilities, and we look forward to welcoming him to Church Road in April.

Prior to the New Zealand summer, Zak made his way to Brisbane to compete in the T20 Max Competition where he excelled, with the highlight of an incredible 102* (52 balls).

To all Lytham supporters, please join us in extending a warm welcome to Zak and a successful season ahead.

A big thanks to CricX for all their efforts in getting this one over the line.


Avinash Yadaz 2023
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Lytham Cricket signed Indian spin bowling all-rounder Avinash Yadav for their 2023 Liverpool and District Cricket Competition season.

Yadav is an exceptional left-arm spinner playing for Mizoram following a long and decorated career with Railways in the top tier of India’s Ranji Trophy first-class competition. In recent seasons, Yadav has been one of domestic cricket’s stand-out performers. After 38 first-class matches, he has 117 wickets at 29.83 alongside 923 runs at 17.41.

Following several useful Ranji campaigns (12 wickets at 24.66 and 11 wickets at 27.54 in 2016/17 and 2017/18 respectively), Yadav starred in 2018/19 topping the “Group A” wicket-charts with 41 wickets at 26.70 with 3 five-wicket hauls. He finished inside the top ten wicket-takers across all 4 divisions of Ranji Trophy cricket that summer.

Surprisingly Yadav had a quiet 2019/20 campaign then COVID struck putting pay to Ranji Trophy cricket in 2020/21, and most of the 2021/22 season. Nevertheless, he returned with a bang throughout the 2022/23 season taking 33 wickets at 20.15 including 4 five-wicket bags and a 10-wicket match haul. He also struck his maiden first-class century (125) and a fourth Ranji fifty amongst 315 runs at 31.50.

The veteran left-arm spinner has excelled in recent years, as he did as a schoolboy prior to breaking into professional cricket. Yadav featured for India Under-19 alongside the likes of Piyush Chawla, Irfan Pathan, and Robin Uthappa back in 2003 to 2005. Yadav broke into domestic cricket in 2012/13 and has been a loyal servant of Railways cricket since.

After his prolific 2018/19 Ranji Trophy season, Yadav signed his first overseas contract with Liverpool League club Wigan. Unsurprisingly, Yadav impressed, taking an incredible 62 wickets at 6.60 with 6 five-wicket hauls to finish amongst the leading wicket-takers and guide his side to promotion to the ECB Premier Division in 2020.

For 2023, Yadav will make his long-awaited return to the Liverpool League having recently signed with Lytham for their division one campaign.

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