Somerset Age Group winter training squads announced
Following the recent District Festivals and County Assessment Days, Somerset Cricket Board Head Coach Greg Kennis and his team of age group coaches have selected the initial county winter training squads for 2015/16.
The SCB Head said: “Every year it seems to get harder to pick the Somerset Age Group Winter Training Squads. There will always be people in each age group who just miss out which for those concerned is obviously disappointing news. However for Somerset cricket on a wider scale this is a really positive sign that the quality seems to be improving year on year.
“The structure that we have currently got in place at Somerset allows us to monitor and observe all players many times throughout the course of the year and allows them the chance to enter into the pathway at any time. Any disappointment may only be short lived because there are other opportunities where players putting in performances can come into the pathway, which is how it should be.
“We are very aware that young cricketers develop at different rates and it’s important that we recognize that.”
The Head Coach added: “ I have had a bit of a break and now can’t wait to get going with the winter training programme that starts a week on Friday. Everybody is raring to go and looking forward to working with the talent that we have got throughout the pathway.”
The squads are as follows:
Alex Chaffey, Ged Williams-Pritchard, JT Langridge, Tom Newman, Wilf Everritt
Squad selection will be completed following District & County U10 trials during October half-term week.
Alex Painter, Alex Payne, Bobby Mulvey, Freddie Turnell, James Burston, Jay Terry, Josh Thomas, Noah Davis, Ollie Heard, Riley Millett, Rufus Williams-Pritchard, Will Crane, Will Windows
Squad selection will be completed following District & County U11 trials during October half-term week.
Adi Mishra, Arthur Green, Ashiv Lakhani, Ben Chaffey, Charlie Sharland, Donald Corbett, Freddie Bartlett, Freddie Stevens, George Thomas, Jack Harding, James Hawksworth, James Rew, Joseph Eckland, Joe Seymour, Josh Thomas, Max Horton, Michael McNee, Sam Toohey, Tom Small
Adam Searle, Alfie Ogbourne, Dan James Stone, Dan Matthews, Ewen Yates, Finley Rogers, Henry Smeed, Henry Weatherill, Jack Veale, Jamie Baird, Kieran Tasker, Max Fletcher, Oli Meadows, Seb Chester-Phillips, Sethan Locke, Tom Maddock, Will Chesterman, Will Scott-Munden, Will Tothill
Alex Leeks, Ben Clarke, Ben Spink, Finley Yates, Harvey Morland, Jack Kearns, Jack Press, James Flatt, Max Dicker, Max Toohey, Morgan Hill-Lamey, Oscar Samuel, Paddy Doherty, Sam Parsons, Scott Reed, Sonny Burbidge, Tahmid Ahmed, Toby Williams Thomas, Tom Hall, Will Burston, Will Smeed
Cameron Harding, Charley Reed, Charlie Thomas, Dan Ewens, Hugh Ogle, Josh Whitemore, Kasey Aldridge, Nathan Gregg, Rob Coombes, Sam Young, Stuart Rushmere, Tom Clark, Tom Walsh, Tom Weiss, Will Hanrahan, Will Owen, Will South
Under 16 and Under 17 combined.
Alex Eckland, Ben Wells, Benedict Gundry, Charles Clist, Ed Eminson, Fin Trenouth, Harry Clements, Harry Smith, Hugo Morgan, Jack Scrivens, Jack Matthews, James Clark, Jesse Mooney, Joe Gore, Louie Shaw, Ned Dunning, Theo Draper, Tom Diamond, Travis Green.