Name - Harry Swindells
Squad Number - 28
Born - Leicester, February 21, 1999
Joined - 2017
Role - Right-hand batsman, wicket-keeper
Teams Represented - England Under-19s
Talented batsman/wicket-keeper Harry Swindells became the third member of its flourishing Academy to sign a contract in 2017.
Swindells, who is representing his hometown county, followed in the footsteps of Will Fazakerley and Sam Evans in graduating from the Academy.
The young wicketkeeper impressed on his debut for England Under-19s against India at New Road and earned himself contract at the Uptonsteel County Ground until at least the end of the 2019 season.
Leicester-born Swindells played the majority of his club cricket at Narborough and Littlethorpe before moving to play Premier League cricket with Leicester Ivanhoe.
The wicket-keeper/batsman has been training with Leicestershire First XI since the winter of 2016. Swindells has made a big impression in the Second XI this season and then received his first England Under-19s call-up.
Swindells had a breathrough year in 2018 making six appearances, five of them coming in the Vitality Blast, where he impressed with his strokeplay.
The following year carried on in the same vein for the second Leicester-born wicketkeeper in the first XI, alongside Lewis Hill, as he was handed his County Championship debut away at Aigburth against Lancashire CCC. He went on to take four catches and make 37 runs in one innings during the defeat.
The Foxes number 28 then went on to be a pivotal part of the Leicestershire batting line-up during their 2019 Vitality Blast campaign, as he finsihed the competition opening the batting alongside Mark Cosgrove in a season which saw him post two half-centuries in the shortest format.
The truncated 2020 season then saw Swindells grow in importance within the Running Foxes squad as he donned the gloves for every Bob Willis Trophy fixture of the season, as well as appearing in three Vitality Blast fixtures as a batsman, including the quarter-final tie against Notts Outlaws.