Lytham is delighted to announce the signing of Canterbury young gun, Zak Foulkes, for their 2024 Liverpool and District Cricket Competition campaign.

Foulkes is a hugely exciting prospect currently playing for Canterbury in New Zealand domestic cricket.

A genuine all-rounder, Foulkes made his Plunket Shield (FC) and Ford Trophy (List A) debuts toward the back end of the 2021/22 season and was rewarded with his first professional contract this summer. He has made quite an impression for Canterbury to date with notable performances of 61 with the bat, and 4-23 (7-77 in a match) with the ball.

Foulkes is a unique cricketer with the ability to occupy multiple batting positions. He has opened the batting, and batted in the middle-order for Canterbury, as he has done in provincial age groups, Hawke Cup, and Premier club cricket previously. With the ball, Foulkes either opens or is used as a change bowler. A seamer with pace, skill, and stamina.

The Canterbury all-rounder has always seemed destined for professional cricket. He starred for the Provincial through the age groups (U17s, U19s), and A sides. He was second on both run and wicket charts during the National Gillette Cup competition (Dec 2019 – 267 runs at 53.40 and 9 wickets at 9.77).

In January 2021, he produced an incredible all-round performance in Hawke Cup cricket playing for Canterbury Country taking figures of 6-88 before striking 92 against Nelson (having previously racked up a career-best 162).

After notching up his Canterbury debuts in Feb/March 2022, he headed to Brisbane prior to the New Zealand summer to play Grade cricket. He excelled, with the highlight of an incredible 102* (52 balls) to help run down victory against Manly-Warringah in the T20 Max Competition.

Foulkes looks set for a bright future in the red and black Canterbury colours. He is eager to continue his development following the current season and is set to head abroad in 2024.

The all-rounder will follow in the footsteps of his Canterbury coach, and former Blackcaps opener, 2-meter Peter Fulton, and play for Lytham in the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition this summer.