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Andy Hurry and Steve Snell full of praise for Somerset's Young Lions

Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry has welcomed the news that Tom Banton, Tom Lammonby and Fin Trenouth have been named in the England squad for the ICC Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand early in 2018.

Regarding their selection Andy said: “This is really fantastic news for the three individuals. Having put the hard work in through last summer in the challenging series against India, they have taken the lessons from that and worked on specific areas. This is a great reflection on the talent they have and the potential they each possess.

“Playing in an ICC global competition and representing their country against the best young players from around the world will develop their awareness of where their game is right now.”

“They will also take a lot of confidence from this experience and they will take a number of learning points which will enable them to grow their own games back here on the domestic front in the summer of 2018.

“It’s also fantastic for the Club and a reflection of the value that is placed on the pathway for young players from around the south-west. It’s great to see that we have got somebody from Devon and from the north of the County as well. They have each been identified, nurtured and now we are beginning to see the results of all that hard work over a number of years and great credit goes to the Academy and Steve Snell.”

Steve Snell, Director of the Somerset Academy, has been responsible for signing all three of Somerset’s England Under 19 players and has worked with them ever since, so he too was very happy to hear the news.

“I’m really pleased for the guys,” he said. “I know that they all had aspirations to go to New Zealand when they were picked for the Young Lions squad for the winter and now all three of them have got the opportunity to go and represent their country on the international stage.

“Playing in the recent Tri-Series against South Africa and Namibia has been a great experience for them all and despite missing out in the final they have had some excellent results.”

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