National and County Cricket Debuts

National and County Cricket Debuts

We are delighted to share the news that Luke (Year 13) has been selected for the England Under-19s squad for the upcoming 5-match series Australia Under-19s tour of England, running from 26 August.

Luke recently made his professional First Team debut for Surrey on Sunday 13 August in the fifty-over Metro Bank One Day Cup. Surrey played Nottinghamshire and won in a dramatic last over. 

Luke is a right-arm fast bowler who has been part of the Surrey Player Pathway since the U12 age group. Luke is a fast hit-the-pitch bowler who has led the Surrey U18 attack for the last two years. 

He was the joint third-highest wicket-taker in this season’s U18s County T20 Cup, averaging 12.8 and claiming 11 dismissals in five matches. In Surrey U18s’ first County Championship game, Luke returned match figures of 4/107.

Luke, Head of School here at Charterhouse, started playing cricket at Farnham CC before joining Camberley. Congratulations from us all on this impressive achievement.

Photo courtesy of Surrey Cricket

Chris Taylor, Head of the Talent Pathway at Surrey CCC said: “Luke is a fine, young bowler who has excelled in recent years and has developed into a terrific cricketer. He is very mature and has a real passion for the sport, he’s keen to learn and understand as much about the game as he can.

“He is an aggressive, hard-working bowler and this is a brilliant opportunity for him to be around the first team and learn from the experienced players in the Surrey side. Developing talent has long been a hallmark of Surrey Cricket and we hope that Luke can follow in the footsteps of some of the excellent Surrey players who have gone before him.”

Alec Stewart, Director of Cricket at Surrey CCC, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for Luke to join up with the first team and learn from the experienced professionals in this dressing room at an important stage in his development.

“Chris and the Talent Pathway team are doing an outstanding job in identifying and developing young cricketers. We always look to the Surrey Pathway first for our next generation of players and we’re incredibly proud of our track record of developing cricketers from our county.”

Photos courtesy of Surrey Cricket