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Sam puts Indian batsmen in a spin

March 11th, 2020

A talented cricketer at Monmouth School for Boys put Indian players in a spin during an overseas performance tour with Gloucestershire.

Sixteen-year-old leg spinner, Sam, snapped up 13 wickets and was awarded the team’s best bowler accolade during the exciting trip to the sub-continent.

The Year 12 student is on Gloucestershire’s Emerging Player Programme and was a key member of the 15-strong boys’ squad, which won five of the six matches.

The 13-day tour was organised by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board and included visits to Agra, Jaipur and Delhi, including the iconic Taj Mahal, and a number of training opportunities.

The boys’ squad was selected from across Gloucestershire’s performance pathway from a variety of age groups.

And Sam, whose best bowling figures on the tour were 3-5, enjoyed playing against local opposition in unfamiliar conditions.

The left-handed batsman had the opportunity to open the innings for Gloucestershire at the home ground of Indian Premier League franchise, Rajasthan Royals.

Sam plays cricket for the school’s first team and is a member of the Monmouth town club, with his father, Paul, in the South East Wales League Division One.

The teenager is grateful for all the support from his family and friends and sponsorship from the Old Monmothians Club and local businesses for making the trip possible.

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