Hong Kong's Atkinson gains Warwickshire trial
Hong Kong captain Jamie Atkinson is set to receive a trial at English county champions Warwickshire with a hope of him potentially being an understudy to Tim Ambrose after previous back up keeper Richard Johnson left to join Derbyshire.
Atkinson has played for Hong Kong since making his debut aged just 16 in ACC Premier League match against Singapore in 2006. He played two ODIs in the Asia Cup in 2008, and was the first player born in the 1990s to play ODI cricket.
He most recently represented Hong Kong in the just concluded ACC Trophy Elite, where he captained Hong Kong to fifth place. He has played for Durham MCC University since 2009, playing six first-class matches.
Atkinson's father Steve played county cricket, playing for Durham in the years before they became a first-class county. He was also an international player, representing both the Netherlands and Hong Kong.
If Atkinson gains a contract with Warwickshire and plays for them, he will become the seventh Hong Kong international to play first-class cricket for an English county side, the most famous of them all being Dermot Reeve, who also played for Warwickshire and went on to play Test cricket for England.