Academy Player Highlights - May Round Up

1 June 2021

An unfortunate weather affected month meant that our Academy Squad had limited opportunities to play to feature for our Gloucestershire teams. However, a number of our players managed to make an impact when given then chance to play for our Second XI & U18s sides.

Somerset 2xi vs Gloucestershire 2xi – 3rd May

The Second XI continued their County Championship campaign against Somerset at Taunton Vale CC. Academy Players Will Naish, Alex Russell and Max Trotman impressing against Yorkshire & Worcestershire last month, were in the action again.

Will Naish continuing his fine form for the side, scored an impressive 43 whilst forming a very handy partnership with Max Trotman who looked well set on his way to 44. Their partnership certainly helped the Second XI side reach a decent total and they helped soak up the pressure from a strong bowling attack.

Alex Russell proving his continued selection in the side, bowling superbly in the 2nd innings to nearly gain victory for us. He bowled 17 overs taking 3 for 76 which included the big wickets of Tom Banton and Will Smeed.

Check out all the action from this fixture with our Academy Player highlights package below!


U18's Match Performances

A special mention to these Academy Players who contributed in the following U18's fixtures:

Tommy Boorman - 53 vs Wales

Max Trotman - 94 vs Wales

Max Shepherd - 4 for 40 vs Wales

Luke Charlesworth - 2 for 10 vs Wales