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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.

Our significant thanks go to the following supporters of the tour:

  • The Clowance Charitable Trust
  • Somerset County Sports
  • Somerset County Cricket Club
  • Lions Sports Travel

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
West Country Motorhomes
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

Sri Lanka Tour – Raffle Winners

Eddie Byrom and Paul van Meerkeran draw the Sri Lanka Tour Raffle winners!

Eddie Byrom and Paul van Meerkeran draw the Sri Lanka Tour Raffle winners!

  • 1st Prize – A weekend break for 4 at The Clowance Estate, Cornwall – Winning ticket 02350
  • 2nd Prize – £100 voucher for Mint and Mustard – Winning ticket 02660
  • 3rd Prize – Six bottles of Champagne – Winning ticket 05510
  • 4th Prize – Four tickets for a Bristol City FC match – Winning ticket 01071

Additional Prizes

  • 4 ball golf at Oake Manor GC – Winning ticket 04315
  • A pair of cricket gloves signed by Nick Compton – Winning ticket 04512
  • A year’s subscription to Cricketer Magazine – Winning ticket 02295
  • £50 voucher for Somerset County Sports – Winning ticket 07142
  • Two tickets for a Bristol premiership rugby match – Winning ticket 00146
  • 4 ball golf at Taunton and Pickeridge GC – Winning ticket 02790
  • A pair of cricket pads – Winning ticket 07403
  • A Somerset Cricket Shirt signed by Marcus Trescothick – Winning ticket 07224
  • One night weekend B&B for 2 at Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre – Winning ticket 00844
  • A West Indies cricket top signed by the players from the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Tournament – Winning ticket 03660