Main and English awarded Terry Racionzer Scholarships

28 Oct

Michael English batting during the U19 WCQThe Scotland under 19 duo of Gavin Main (Uddingston) and Michael English (Ferguslie) have been chosen as the two Terry Racionzer Scholars for 2013/14. 

Ferguslie top-order batter English has been rewarded for an outstanding season in 2013, which saw him consistently scoring runs heavily at various levels.

The standout performance by the eighteen year old was an excellent innings of 96 for the Reivers in the Pro Series three day match against a strong Highlanders attack at Stirling. English cemented his place this summer in a Reivers batting line up while also featuring for the Scotland Development XI during the season. 

Gavin Main

Eighteen year-old pace bowling all-rounder Main, formerly of Uddingston, also had an impressive season last year at Durham Academy. Despite an early season injury he finished strongly, playing four second eleven matches for Durham towards the end of the season. Main also featured for the Scotland Development XI in their three day match against Gloucestershire at Bristol. 

This year’s scholars travelled to New Zealand earlier this month to accelerate their development as both and will spend three months at the Ben Williams Cricket Academy at Tauranga in the picturesque bay of Plenty Region in the North Island. The Academy boasts several Black Caps as previous students, including Kane Williamson and Trent Boult. 

The duo has been joined in New Zealand by fellow under 19 hopeful Abdul Sabri, as they prepare for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup in UAE in February. 

The Terry Racionzer Scholarship is now in it’s eighth year, with thirteen previous scholars having progressed to international honours.

Terry Racionzer

The scholarship continues to support winter training and playing opportunities in a challenging environment for young cricketers with international potential; and helps accelerate their development as both cricketers and people. 

Terry Racionzer (pictured) played for both Sussex and Scotland during an outstanding career as a professional cricketer, and was inducted into the Scottish Cricket Hall of Fame this year.

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