JAMIE McIlroy has signed a professional contract with Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

The 24 year old all rounder from Builth Wells starred for Herefordshire in the Minor Counties Cricket League last year, taking 20 wickets while also claiming 11 wickets for Glamorgan IIs.

Now McIlroy steps up the English county cricket championship with Glamorgan CC director of cricket Mark Wallace delighted to strengthen with the arrival of the left arm seamer.

McIlroy is seen as a potential late developer who could add variety to the seam attack.

McIlroy is joined by young batsman Callum Taylor and seam bowler Kazi Szymanski in signing development contracts with the Welsh county.

Wallace said: “I am delighted that Jamie, Callum and Kazi have all committed their futures to Glamorgan.

“They’ve all got the qualities required to play first team cricket and that’s why we’ve brought them on board.

“Jamie is a little older and has come on the radar over the last few years in 2nd XI cricket.

“He’s on a dual contract with Glamorgan and the MCC Young Cricketers,so he’ll get cricket with our 2nd XI and then around the country with them.

“Having that link with Lord’s is something that we used to have and we are trying to develop.”

“They’ve all got realistic chances of appearing for the first team at some stage, though they’ll have to really push for a place.”

McIlroy is well known as a multi talented sportsman and a regular with Builth Wells Football Club as well as formerly representing Builth Wells Cricket Club.”