Fin signs a Summer Contract

Fin Trenouth, who graduated from the Somerset Academy earlier this year, has signed a full time summer contract with Somerset for 2018.

The right-handed batsman, who also keeps wicket, attended Clifton College before moving to join Millfield School and grew up playing through the Somerset age groups. He has also been a part of the Emerging Player Programme.

Fin, who is 19, came to prominence when he hit an unbeaten 332 for Somerset Under 17s  against Hampshire two summers ago, after which he was offered a place on the Academy, starting in the autumn of 2016.

During this summer Fin was drafted in as cover for the England Under 19s in their series against India and this winter has been selected for the Young Lions.

Fin was delighted with the announcement and said: “I’ve signed a summer contract from March to September for next year, but during the winter I will be here training alongside the rest of the squad, so I’m really pleased.”

The hard-hitting batsman, who appeared for Devon as well as Somerset Second XI in 2017, has got a busy winter ahead as he explained. “I’m going to South Africa with the Young Lions on November 22nd for a tri-series with Namibia. I’m really excited about that and then hopefully I will get selected for the Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand where I hope I can help England to do well.

“Its been a mad couple of years for me really, with an unbelievable summer in 2016, then joining the Academy and getting more second team opportunities. It’s been really busy but very enjoyable. I’ve had a bit of time off but now I’m back, absolutely buzzing and raring to go.”

How did Fin feel to be rubbing shoulders with some of his boyhood heroes?

“As an 11 year old I started watching T20 and 40 over cricket so to walk into the dressing room and see the likes of Trego and Trescothick is quite surreal. They have been really helpful towards me. They have great cricketing brains to pick, so I’ve been chatting with them and trying to learn as much as I can.”

Fin is under no illusions about the path that lies ahead of him. “I think that it’s going to be tough,” he said. “Having had a couple of weeks off I am raring to go and really looking forward to it. Yes its going to be tough but that’s what I want if I am quite honest.”

Head Coach Jason Kerr said: “Fin thoroughly deserves his opportunity to join the staff and we are all very excited about the winter that lies ahead of him. Hopefully he will get the chance to represent England in the Under 19 World Cup and that will give him the opportunity to showcase his talents.”

Jason added: “Fin is another player who has come though the system who is going to get the chance to pursue a career as a professional cricketer.”

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