GWENT duo Ben Morris and Ben Kellaway have earned rookie deals with Glamorgan.

The 18-year-old have come through the academy at Sophia Gardens and have earned contracts with the county along with Zain Ul Hassan, who came through the South Asian Cricket Academy.

Morris is a right-arm seamer who plays for Abergavenny and Kellaway is a middle-order batter and off-spin bowler for Chepstow.

They have both played for Glamorgan seconds and were key members of the Wales U18 team that won the inaugural ECB U18 T20 Cup.

They also played for Glamorgan earlier this season during the three-day friendly against Cardiff UCCE.

“It’s an honour to sign my first contract with the club,” said Kellaway. “I’ve been involved in the pathway from a very young age and am excited to be continuing my journey over the next two years.

“I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to become a professional cricketer,” said Morris. “I look forward to further developing my skills and repaying the faith Glamorgan has shown in me with strong performances next season.”

All-rounder Ul Hassan, 23, is a right-arm seamer and left-handed batter who came through the Worcestershire Academy in 2019 where he made his List A debut against West Indies A.

After a successful spell with SACA he trialled at Glamorgan this season and made an immediate impact with the seconds with both bat and ball.

Director of cricket Mark Wallace said: “The two Bens have come on enormously this season and have a very high ceiling, so we’re excited to work with them and see their games progress.

“Ben Morris has some serious pace which is a massively sought-after commodity in cricket, while Ben Kellaway is a multi-dimensional cricketer with bags of potential.

“The clubs have done a brilliant job with them and should be very proud of producing such highly talented and mature players.

“Zain has been really impressive when called upon for the twos and we are delighted to be able to give him the opportunity to showcase his talents at the next level.

“Hopefully, he can repeat his exploits with both bat and ball again next season and push for a place in the first team.

"All-rounders are invaluable in today’s game and it's great to have a young lad with so much potential on board with Glamorgan.”