SOMERSET Academy all-rounder Archie Vaughan has signed his first full time contract with the club that will commence in November and run until the end of 2026.

The 18-year-old top order batter and off-spinner has been playing club cricket since he was six years old.

Archie, who plays his club cricket locally for Taunton St Andrews, joined the Somerset Academy in 2020 and made his Second XI debut in 2022.

Earlier this year, Archie went to Abu Dhabi with the rest of the Somerset squad and played in the T20 Counties Super Cup, scoring 35 in the third place play-off match against Yorkshire.

He is currently studying for his A Levels at Millfield School and is the son of the 2005 England Ashes winning captain Michael Vaughan.

Somerset County Gazette: Vaughan has been playing club cricket since he was six.Vaughan has been playing club cricket since he was six. (Image: Somerset CCC)

Archie told the club’s website: “It’s something I’ve worked extremely hard for and it’s something I’ve strived for since I was a kid, so to get the opportunity for a club where I’ve really enjoyed myself over the last few years is an honour.

“I will be looking to gain as much experience as I can and learn as much as I can from the more experienced players in the dressing room.

“I want go do my bit in the second team whenever I get the opportunity and be a good team player.”