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South African professional Sean Whitehead has arrived at Rawtenstall Cricket Club for the 2023 Lancashire Cricket League season.

Sean made his Twenty20 debut for Free State against Zimbabwe in the 2016 Africa T20 Cup on the 9th September 2016. Prior to his Twenty20 debut, he was part of South Africa's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He also made his first-class debut for Free State in the 2016–17 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup on 8 December 2016.

Sean Whitehead claimed all 10 wickets in a innings for SWD to help his team to a win against Eastern Storm during a CSA 4-Day competition

In September 2018, he was named in Free State's squad for the 2018 Africa T20 Cup, and in September 2019, he was named in Free State's squad for the 2019–20 CSA Provincial T20 Cup.

In April 2021, he was named in South Western Districts' squad, ahead of the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa, and in November 2021, in the Division 2 match between South Western Districts and Easterns in the 2021–22 CSA 4-Day Series, Whitehead took all ten wickets in the second innings for South Western Districts, recording the second-best figures in a domestic first-class match in South Africa.

This coming Friday evening 7pm onwards, Sean Whitehead will be at the club to meet the players, members and supporters ahead of the new season which starts on Sunday away to Bacup.

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