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Batsman makes flying start to new cricket season

July 20th, 2020

A batsman at Monmouth School for Boys has made a flying start to the new cricket season.

Harry, a Sixth Form student, narrowly missed out on a century for Glamorgan Academy against Newport Cricket Club on Saturday.

The teenage opener hit an impressive 95, including five fours and two sixes, as the Glamorgan youngsters finally opened their campaign after the lockdown.

He has just joined Newport from Monmouth Cricket Club and his 126-ball knock helped Glamorgan to 222-6 from 45 overs against his new club.

Harry cut his cricketing teeth at Ross Cricket Club before playing at Monmouth Cricket Club.

Fellow Monmouth School for Boys’ student, Sam, who bowls leg-spin and has been a successful part of the Gloucestershire Emerging Players’ Programme, made his Glamorgan debut in the match.

Sam bowled one over as Newport, whose side included Glamorgan’s Director of Cricket, Mark Wallace, reached 110-2 off 21 overs to claim victory in a rain-affected match.

Last summer, Sam helped some of the countries, including England, prepare for their 2019 Cricket World Cup matches at the County Ground in Bristol.

Sam, who plays his club cricket for Monmouth, clean-bowled Australian ace Steve Smith twice in the nets.

He also enjoyed a successful tour to India with the Gloucestershire Emerging Players’ Programme squad this pre-season, taking 13 wickets and winning the Bowler of the Tour award.



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