KEIGHLEY Cricket Club have delved into the transfer market for the third time in three weeks with the capture of teenage wicketkeeper batsman Sam Massheder.

Eighteen-year-old Massheder already has a good level of experience at Bradford League level, having started out at Idle.

But the youngster's most recent club was Yeadon, where he played alongside the legendary Richard Robinson, who also signed for Keighley last week.

Massheder already knows many of the Keighley playing staff, having been a junior at Lawkholme since he was 13, and the keeper has several honours to his name already.

His glittering junior career saw him represent the Bradford League, Bradford Schools, Joe Lumb and West Yorkshire, while he was also involved with Yorkshire County Cricket for four years.

He also won the (Bradford League) division's second team wicketkeeper award at just 16 while at Yeadon, with his skill behind the stumps seeing him move up into the club's first team.

2019 was a fantastic season for Massheder; not only was he part of Yeadon’s Priestley Shield winning team, he scooped the wicketkeeping award for most victims in the Championship B division.

He was also the recipient of the prestigious David Bairstow young wicketkeeper of the year award. He already has 76 victims at first team level to his name.

To add to his list of impressive achievements at such a young age, Massheder was part of the Keighley Under-19 team that won the County Twenty20 cup in 2018.

Massheder says that he sees his move as natural progression, as he looks to test himself at a higher level, with Keighley being in the division above Yeadon in the Bradford Premier League.

Knowing that he is also going to be in the same dressing room as some of his former junior compatriots, alongside the experience of the likes of Robinson, was also a decisive factor in the youngster making the move to Lawkholme.