Date of Birth – 18 January 1995, Plymouth, Devon

Nottinghamshire First Class Debut – still awaiting first class debut

Consistent performances through the various county age groups and in second eleven cricket has earned Ben Kitt his first professional contract ahead of the 2017 season.

The proud Cornishman is a genuinely promising fast bowler and more than useful lower order batsman. He claimed more than 100 wickets last summer in matches for the academy and the seconds.

Strong, fit, with good aggression and a good bouncer he should be a welcome addition to the first team ranks and under the tutelage of Peter Moores, Paul Franks and Andy Pick should fulfil most of the goals set for him this season.