Bury Cricket Club captain Tom Huggins has tipped Matt Hunn for a successful professional career following news the young bowler has been offered an academy contract with County Championship Division Two outfit Kent.
In a disappointing East Anglian Premier League campaign, which concluded with Bury’s survival after their final match with Woolpit was cancelled, Hunn has been one of few shining lights, performing consistently well throughout the season.
His efforts have seen him amass a total of 40 wickets, level with Huggins, but in 101 fewer overs to count for just over 32 per cent of Bury’s total wickets, which has now caught the attention of Kent.
“It is brilliant news for Matt who was exceptionally strong for us this season,” said Huggins.
“It is disappointing to be losing him, but if we are honest we expected it and anyone with talent we want to push on, we wish him all the best.
“I think anyone can make it into the professional game with the right skill and ambition and Matt certainly has that.
“Add to that his physical attributes and he has as good a chance as anyone.
“The hard work starts now and he needs to prove it.”
Reflecting on the conclusion of the season, Huggins added: “For me it has been one of disappointment, but with some notable highs along the way.
“All in all I would say it’s been a season of growth for the club.”