Sam Sweeney is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast medium pace. He was born at Preston, Lancashire. He was educated at Parklands High School, Chorley, before attending Myerscough College, Manchester.Sweeney made his debut for Northamptonshire in a List A match against Warwickshire in the 2011 Clydesdale Bank 40 at Edgbaston, in what was his only appearance for the county in that season. In September 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Northamptonshire, but only played one more first-team match, an elbow injury cut his time short at Northants he was very successful in second eleven cricket both in red and white ball cricket. He was released by the club at the end of the 2013 season due to injury on his elbow, after 3 operations he has since been a league professional and also played overseas as a pro in New Zealand as of late. His UK League figures are impressive in a 2 years stint at Whalley C.C. he returned excellent stats and in 2019 at Bradshaw C.C. he racked up over 700 runs and took 50 wickets. Sam is a pacey opening bowler with good movement in the air and off the seam, in addition he is a strong top order batsman with a good range of shots.