The Huddersfield New College Cricket programme continues to go from strength to strength, and this season is already providing plenty of drama across a variety of fixtures and competitions.
One of the Academy’s favourite games of the year, the British Colleges T20 match, was stiff competition. Despite reaching the final back in 2013, this year’s Academy lost out on run rate in the West of England group stage.
Rather than letting this disappointment affect their game, the Academy galvanised and successfully progressed to the U17 team in the National Cup, winning the ‘West’ group stage with 10 wickets over St Peters of York. The Academy is due to go on to play Sedbergh School, and success here will ensure a place at the National Semi-Final against Shrewsbury School on 19th of June.
Critical to success will be the contribution of several academy players who are currently taking part in trials for the U19 Yorkshire team. Daniel Cross, Lewis Kenworthy, Benn Thornton, George Hampshire, Louis Brooke and Mohammed Iqbal are an integral part of the Academy and possible future cricket stars for Yorkshire; definitely players to watch!
Additional to these pivotal fixtures, is the annual match against MCC, which will take place on the 23rd of June at Barkisland C.C., a fixture that has always been keenly contested.
Finally, the annual Cricket Academy trials will be taking place on the afternoon of Friday the 26th of June. Trials are open to all aspiring cricketers who are also looking to continue their education. Those who haven’t expressed an interest should contact Head of Academies, Jamie Marsden, on firstname.lastname@example.org.