Middlesex Academy 2017
20 March, 2017 17:29
A record breaking (I think) 20 players in the academy for this year- compared with 13 for last year, which was more typical.
5 of last years 13 depart, namely Tom Lace, Stanley Tinkler, Arthur Godsal, Anshy Rath, and Kushal Patel.
Godsal, and Rath, in particular, must still have hopes of securing pro contracts. I seem to remember Tom Helm signed his first contract in May one year, so it is still possible (Rath being Hong Kong's stand out player, and Godsal having just been on an England U 19 tour)
8 remain- Ethan Bamber, Alfie Duke, Andrew Thomas, Jack Bruce (another who got England U 19 recognition this winter) Charlie Scott, Thilan Walallawita, Rahul Wijeratne, and Abdullah Nazir.
The 12 newcomers are-
Christian Boland RA Fast and 'improving bat'
Blake Cullen, all rounder (swing bowler)
Jack Davies top order LHB and wicketkeeper)
Josh de Caires (son of M A Atherton) top order RHB
Savin Perera, Top order LHB
Sahil Shukla, Top order LHB
Max John, all rounder (seam bowler)
Luke Hollman Top order LHB, leg spin
Rishi Wijeratne (younger brother of Rahul) LHB and off spin
Ned Leonard, fast bowling all rounder
Anosh Malik, (U 14 Top order bat)
Atharva Prasad (U 14 Top order bat)
Best of luck to all of them.