Australian club Omega has signed talented Cheshire-based pair Owen Feakes and Josh Hampson for their 2022/23 South East Cricket Association campaign.

Owen Feakes

Feakes is a hugely talented wicket-keeper batter who previously represented Lancashire through the age groups up to under 19 level. He is a fluent top-order bat, and widely regarded as one of the best glovemen not to be playing professionally.

Feakes is the current Player/Coach for Flowery Field in the Greater Manchester Cricket League. On the field, he enjoyed a productive 2021 season scoring upwards of 600 runs averaging nearly 30. Courtesy of his club exploits, he has been involved with both the Cheshire and Cumberland development squads.

Arguably the younger’s best season came pre-COVID, when excelling for the Lancashire Under-19 side in his final year. It’s fair to say Feakes was disappointed not to be offered a County contract having topped the clubs’ averages (54) with a highest score of 138* against Yorkshire.

Nevertheless, the talented gloveman remains eager to push for a professional contract and as part of his development will head down under this winter.

Josh Hampson

Hampson is an experienced opening batter who captains his club side Hawk Green Cricket Club in the Cheshire County League. Over 5 of the past 6 seasons, Hampson has topped the 1st XI run charts.

At junior level, Hampton represented Cheshire through the County age groups and went on to make a handful of 2nd XI appearances.

Throughout his career, Hampton has scored well over 3,000 runs in all forms of cricket with an average in the mid-40s. Arguably his most prolific season came in 2018 when scoring 939 runs for Hawk Green including a match-winning 138 not out.

Hampson has been a consistent performer over the years, hitting 768 runs at 48 (2019), and 900 runs at 54.52 (2021) last summer.

Heading down under…

The talented pair are now set to play down under for the 2022/23 season having recently signed with Omega for their South East Cricket Association campaign.