We are very proud of James H in Year 10, who has been selected by Somerset County Cricket Club (SCCC) Academy for an U15 Player Pathway tour of Sri Lanka from 7th to February 19th February 2024. It will be a wonderful experience for him, from a cultural as well as a cricket point of view.

James says: “I am very proud to have been chosen to represent my county and am excited to experience the different playing conditions and seeing the cultures and sites of Sri Lanka. I am hoping to achieve my first century in batting, but also to experience a different playing environment especially with the heat (hopefully!)”

Gordon Hollins SCCC Chief Executive said: “The tour to Sri Lanka is as much about providing young people with the opportunity to grow as human beings as it is about developing their cricketing talent. Visiting a country with such cultural differences, as well as playing the great game on different surfaces and in unfamiliar conditions, provides a wonderful opportunity for those selected for our seventh overseas tour.

“Previous tourists have benefited enormously from the experience and I have little doubt that the ‘class of 24’ will be no different… A very special, lasting and memorable experience.”



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