Right hand bat, Right arm off spin bowler
George Bartlett, who graduated from the Somerset CCC Academy, has signed a one year contract with the Club.
The 18 year old right handed batsman, who also bowls off spin, has played through the Somerset age groups and plays his club cricket for Bridgwater CC.
He made his debut for Somerset Second XI in 2014 and since then he has gone onto represent England at Under 19 level and last winter he played in the Under 19 World Cup.
George’s highlights of 2016 were scoring a century for England against Sri Lanka in the Under 19 Test Match plus his century for Somerset against Yorkshire Second XI. He also played for Somerset in the finals of both the Second XI T20 and Second XI Trophy competitions.
George made his Second XI debut in 2013 and joined the Somerset Academy midway through the winter of 2013-14, since when he has made considerable progress
Director of Cricket Matt Maynard spoke highly of Bartlett at the end of the 2016 season. “George is an exciting young batting talent and we are very pleased to be able to offer him a contract. This year he has been a key member of the successful Somerset Second XI where he has scored vital runs, often in difficult situations.”