Surrey County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that young batsman Ben Geddes has signed his first professional contract with the Club.
19-year-old Geddes, who first represented the Club at under-9 level, has signed an initial two-year contract as part of the men’s squad at The Kia Oval. A former pupil at St John’s Leatherhead school, Geddes is a powerful right-handed top and middle order batsman.
After leading Surrey’s U17s to the national title in the English summer of 2019, he played grade cricket for University in New South Wales across the 2019/20 Australian summer.
Already first-team captain at Ashtead Cricket Club in the Surrey Championship, Geddes also featured regularly in Surrey’s pre-season preparations for the 2021 season and has played three matches for the Club’s 2nd XI so far this season, scoring 243 runs in five red-ball innings so far. He will now join the professional men’s squad training and playing full-time.
On signing his first professional contract, Geddes said: “I’m absolutely buzzing. I remember coming to games at The Kia Oval and watching as a young kid. I started playing for Surrey at age nine so to sign my first professional contract at 19 is really a dream come true. I can’t wait to get stuck in this summer.”
Surrey Director of Cricket Alec Stewart said: “One of the nicer parts of this job is awarding young players who have come through our own system their very first professional contracts.
“Ben has earned his contract with the potential and progress he has shown which has been further developed while training with the squad and playing in the 2nd team. I’m looking forward to seeing him perform over the coming years.”