Young Guns Head for New Zealand
Seven of Scotland's best young cricketers headed off yesterday (Tuesday) for three months to the Ben Williams Cricket Academy in the Bay of Plenty on the North Island of New Zealand.
Five of the youngsters will hope to feature in the Scotland Under 18 squad who will be attempting to qualify for Under 19 World Cup in Jersey in July, while teenage left arm spinners Mark Watt and Chayank Gossain aim to continue their development towards full international recognition.
Director of Cricket Andy Tennant said, "The Ben Williams Academy offers the ideal development opportunity for these young men to grow and develop as both people and cricketers. They will be working hard on their skills during their stay and we have an excellent relationship with Ben and the coaches at the Academy to ensure their s real continuity in terms of the key elements of their game that each player is working on.
I am sure they will also enjoy the NZ experience while they are there. These placements are an integral part of our performance pathway and Cricket Scotland would like to acknowledge the support of the ICC TAPP fund which has helped support this programme."
Pictured at Glasgow airport are Ryan Brown, Mitchell Rao, Harris Aslam, Mark Watt, Chayank Gossain, Scott Cameron and Neil Flack.