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Hants teenagers earn England age-group call-ups
12:58pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
FOUR Hampshire teenagers have been included in the ECB’s England Development Programme for 2013-14.
Left-arm seamer Tom Barber and wicketkeeper-batsman Lewis McManus, who both signed one-year scholarship contracts this week, have been included in the England U19 squad for a tri-series v Pakistan and UAE in the UAE during December.
It will lead into the ICC U19 World Cup in February 2014, also in the UAE.
Academy batsman Joe Weatherley and off-spinner Brad Taylor, who became Hampshire’s youngest debutant since 1867 last month, are in an Under-17 England Development Programme squad.
They will be involved in training and development camps at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough over the winter, leading into a competitive training camp in Sri Lanka during the Easter holiday featuring fixtures against Sri Lanka U17.
EDP Chairman of Selectors, David Graveney OBE said: “This winter will offer great development opportunities for both of these squads of young players. We will have two competitive England Under 19 tours for the players selected to be involved in, which will be an excellent opportunity for development and also the testing of skills of our best young players under tournament pressure in challenging conditions.
“The EDP squad will also have a great opportunity to develop their games at a world class facility at the NCPC in Loughborough, with access to a variety of leading coaches, plus later a training camp in Sri Lanka testing their skills under extremely tough conditions.”
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