Right-Handed Batsman, Left-Arm Orthodox Bowler
Louis Shaw, who hails from Flax Bourton in North Somerset, joined the Somerset Academy in the autumn of 2015.
The 16 year old batsman who also bowls off spin is a pupil at Clifton College and has grown up playing through the Somerset age groups. In 2015 he scored consistently well in his appearances for the County Under 16′s, during which he scored 96 against Hampshire and 97 against Wales.
After signing on the dotted line Louis said: “I am really thrilled to be joining the Somerset Academy and I’m excited about what I can do to improve my cricket.”
Steve Snell said: “It’s great that Louis has signed up to join the Academy and we are extremely excited about his potential. Louis is an multi dimensional player and having the opportunity to hone his skills over the winter should help fast forward his development. Louis is one of the first young cricketers for sometime from the North of Somerset to join the Academy, but hopefully there will be more in the not too distant future.”
Louis was included in the England Young Lions squad in the winter of 2016 and made his debut on that tour.