Max Joins the Academy

Off-spinner Max Horton has become the latest player to join the Somerset Academy.

The 17-year-old, who plays his club cricket for Clevedon, made his debut for the Somerset Second XI this summer and is keen to make the most of this opportunity.

“I’m very happy to have joined the Academy,” he said. “It’s something that I’ve worked really hard for over the last few years. I just want to improve and be the best player that I can be.

“I had a good summer this year and it was great to win the league with Clevedon. We did so well with a young side and hopefully we can do the same thing again next year.

“I want to go on and sign for Somerset because that’s been my goal since I started playing cricket.”

Head of SCCC’s Talent Pathway, Steve Snell said: “Max has performed excellently when representing Somerset at age group cricket and on his Second XI debut. He has shown some exciting skills with the ball and shown evidence of the ability to spin the ball sharply in all formats of the game. Max has shown excellent character on his journey so far and I have no doubt he will continue to strive to improve in all aspects of his game.”

Keith Parsons, Head Coach of the Somerset Cricket Foundation Further Education Academy, is delighted for Max. “He’s has been in the Pathway for a number of years and it was a bonus for us that he wanted to join the programme. He fitted in really well, worked really hard and got his opportunity in the Second XI. He’s performed with both the bat and the ball and has got his reward. This is really great news for him.”

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