Like fellow new professional Haseeb Hameed, fast bowler Saqib Mahmood has graduated through to be an England Under 19 despite only being aged 17.
Mahmood signed his first pro contract at Emirates Old Trafford ahead of 2015 alongside Hameed, Matthew Parkinson and Tom Bailey.
He was part of the Lancashire Under 17s side who won the Royal London one-day Cup and shared the two-day Championship title with Surrey in 2014.
Birmingham-born but having grown up in Rochdale, right-armer Mahmood made a handful of second-team appearances for the Red Rose through the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
He played Youth Test and one-day international cricket for the Under 19s in 2014, taking 3-12 as South Africa were bowled out for just 77 in the second Youth Test at Northampton in August.
Prior to signing professional terms, he spent two years on the club’s Academy programme, and he has also played Under 17s international cricket.
Mahmood bowls with really good pace, and he has a natural shape away from the right-handed batsman. He will be 18 by the time the 2015 summer kicks off.
Graham Hardcastle (c) Lancashire County Cricket Club