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2019 Sri Lanka Tour

The Somerset Boys U15 County Age Group will be touring Sri Lanka every year until at least 2020 with the Somerset Girls U17 County Age Group touring every other year from 2018. The tour provides players with the opportunity to play cricket and develop cricketing skills in an overseas environment and share social and cultural experiences.

Players partake in a specific winter training programme to help prepare them for the challenges in Sri Lanka and develop new facets to their game in order to have success in very different conditions to those they are used to. Players are also encouraged to develop their business and social skills by taking responsibility in helping to raise funds for the tour.

The 2019 Sri Lanka Tour Squad

Fifteen players from the Somerset Boys U15 County Age Group Squad have been selected to participate in the 2019 Tour to Sri Lanka. These players are listed in the table below alongside their sponsors.  

Player/Roles/TeamsSponsor
Aman Rao

RA medium fast bowler
RH top/middle order bat

Taunton Deane CC, Millfield, California Cricket Academy
Aman Rao Sponsor
Ben Chaffey

LH top order bat
Keeper & bowler

Taunton Deane CC, Taunton School
Callum Harvey

LA orthadox bowler
RH middle order bat

Shapwick & Polden CC, Millfield
Callum Harvey Sponsor
Charlie Sharland

RH top order bat
RA fast medium bowler


Taunton Deane CC, Kings College
Charlie Sharland sponsor
Farran Gregory

LA medium fast bowler
RH bat

North Petherton CC
Farran Gregory sponsor
Freddy Stevens

LA orthodox bowler
LH bat

Bridgetown CC, Taunton Deane CC
George Thomas

RA fast medium bowler
RH top order bat

Taunton St Andrews CC, Kings College
George Thomas sponsor
Jack Harding

LA fast bowler
RH bat

Clevedon CC
Jack Harding sponsor
James Hawksworth

LA seam bowler

Long Sutton CC
James Hawksworth sponsor
James Rew

LH top order bat
Wicketkeeper

Taunton St Andrews CC, Kings College
James Rew Sponsor
Josh Thomas

RA fast medium bowler
RH middle order bat

Taunton Deane CC
Josh Thomas sponsor
Louie Woodland

RA fast medium bowler
RH top/middle order bat

Claverham CC, Bristol CC
Louie Woodland sponsor
Max Horton

RA off spin bowler
RH middle/lower order bat

Claverham CC
Max Horton sponsor
Michael McNee

RA leg spin bowler
RH top order bat

Ilminster CC
Michael McNee sponsor
Shay Sainsbury

RA medium fast bowler
RH bat

Long Ashton CC, Bristol CC, Clifton College
Shay Sainsbury sponsor

Fundraising

To raise funds for the 2019 tour, players, parents and Somerset Cricket Board have all been putting their creative fundraising skills to the test. A great many people, cricket clubs and businesses have been very generous and we are very grateful for their support and assistance.

Raffle

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Sri Lanka Tour Raffle. Tickets are £1 each and can be purchased from players or Somerset Cricket Board. A full list of prizes can be seen here.

Race Night

The 2019 Sri Lanka Tour Race Night will be held on Saturday 19th January 2019 at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. To purchase tickets, take on ownership of a horse or sponsor a race please select the relevant link/s below.

2019 Sri Lanka Tour Race Night – Tickets

2019 Sri Lanka Tour Race Night – Horse Ownership

2019 Sri Lanka Tour Race Night – Race Sponsorship