Neil Saker, 19, has signed a two-year contract with Surrey. He is the first Surrey Academy player to sign a full time professional contract with the county, and the latest from Guildford Cricket Club to sign. Saker made his first-class debut this year against India 'A' and been a regular in the 2nd XI.

"Neil is a very promising young bowler, who has been playing very well at Under 19 and 2nd XI level," said Keith Medlycott, Surrey's cricket manager. "We hope to see him continue to improve and develop at Surrey, and progress to the next level of his cricketing career. Neil is the latest in a run of young cricketers to come through our highly successful Development of Excellence programme and the first from our Academy."

"I am absolutely delighted at signing full time for Surrey," Said Saker. "The season has gone really well for me but I never expected to be offered a two-year deal. I hope that I can continue to improve my game and I'm already looking forward to next season."