Rocky Flintoff, the son of England legend Andrew, has signed his first professional contract at Lancashire.

The 16-year-old first represented the club at under-10 level and has featured for the Second XI four times this summer, including a century against Warwickshire and half century against Durham.

He told the club website: “I’m very happy and excited to have signed my first professional contract with Lancashire.

“It’s something that I’ve been working towards since I started playing cricket so to sign for my home county is a dream come true.

“I’ve been with the club since I was eight years old so to have the opportunity to keep representing the Red Rose is a big honour.

“I have loved playing for the Second XI so far this season and I’m looking forward to continuing to work hard on all aspects of my game.”

Earlier this week, Flintoff was named in England’s Under-19 squad for the upcoming Youth ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Mark Chilton, director of cricket performance, added: “I would like to congratulate Rocky, his family and everybody who has been with him on his journey in cricket so far.

“He has impressed the coaching staff with his performances and determined attitude for the Second XI already this season.

“He is a grounded individual and knows the work starts now for him to fulfil his potential in the years ahead.

“Rocky will be away with the England U19s for the next couple of weeks, and we look forward to welcoming him into the professional squad after that.”