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Half term overseas training for two KES cricketers

Half term overseas training for two KES cricketers








6 February 2018

Two 1st XI KES cricket players are set to travel to India and Sri Lanka over half term, after selection for the Somerset County Cricket Club Academy training camp and U15 pre-season tour.

Charley Reed (Year 12), an opening batter and wicket-keeper, and KES 1st XI Captain, plays his club cricket for Corsham CC and has been a Somerset Academy member since 2015.

The ten-day Academy training camp in Mumbai will provide opportunities for Charlie to bat against quality spin bowlers on spin friendly pitches, and make the most of the training facilities there. The seven Academy players on the trip are being joined by Somerset Club Captain, Tom Abell.  Speaking at the Club, Tom Abell said:  " “I couldn’t really believe my luck when I was asked to accompany the Academy players and I jumped at the opportunity. It will be an incredible experience to play and train in India, where the love for cricket is unparalleled. Hopefully me being there will benefit the Academy boys and I am sure that I can learn something from them too. I think it will benefit everyone involved and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in over there. They are a great group and there are some seriously talented cricketers in that bunch."

Sebastian Chester-Phillips (Year 10) is part of the Somerset U15 squad travelling to Sri Lanka for pre-season training.  A middle order batter and fast bowler, Seb plays his club cricket at Bath CC, and alongside training, will play in five matches during the 10-day trip.

Head of Cricket At KES, Mr Gregg Brown said: “The School and I are very proud of our two leading cricketers. They work so hard on their game, turning up for sessions at 7.30am and travelling to Taunton on a regular basis.  They thoroughly deserve this amazing opportunity. These tours will no doubt improve their ability to play in different conditions and therefore make KES cricket even stronger. I wish them both good luck and an amazing 10 days.” 


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