Following an excellent 2016 Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that the Potential Somerset Player Programme will recommence on the 20thNovember.
2016 was the inaugural year for the programme, which was a huge success with both Fin Trenouth and Lewis Goldsworthy joining the SCCC Academy after impressive seasons across both county and regional age group cricket.
Ned Dunning, Ben Wells and new recruit Sam Wyatt also impressed in their respective age groups and will part be this year’s intake for the PSPP for the 2016/17 programme.
Ned had another successful year with Millfield School, where he was part of the National Cup winning Under 17 side. He also contributed with both ball at bat in the Somerset Under 17’s hugely successful season.
One of the highlights for Ned was sharing in a mammoth partnership of 307 with Fin Trenouth against Hampshire. Ned batted with maturity and skill to reach 84 and move the score on to 417 when he departed. Ned also took three for six in 5.1 miserly overs of off spin to secure a three-day win against Gloucestershire.
Ben was a regular in the Under 17 Somerset side that reached both the 50 over and three-day semi finals in 2016.
Wicket-keeper Ben was increasingly involved on spinner friendly wickets and featured in some key dismissals throughout the summer up to the stumps.
Ben’s highlights in the summer were scoring a fantastic 105 for the Development Squad against Cricket Wales Under 17 at Taunton Vale, which enabled Somerset to play out a draw. Ben also made an appearance for the 2016 WEPL champions Bath CC 1st XI this season at 16 years old.
After an impressive year with Cornwall Under 15′s, where he scored 743 runs at an average of 46 with 2 hundreds, Sam was selected onto the South and West regional squad for the famous Bunbury Under 15 festival.
Sam goes to school at Kings College, Taunton and plays for Truro CC where he averaged 41 in men’s cricket this year with a highest score of 70.
Highlights for Sam would be a superb 101 not out against Yorkshire in August, as well as captaining King’s College to becoming ESCA National Cup Under 15 Champions.