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Howzat! Cricketers Selected For Talent School

Four promising CBA cricketers have been selected for a talent programme.

Year 7 student Thomas Keeney and Year 8 students Jonathan Freeman, Zak MacGraw and Thomas Chenery, will be training at Oundle School on Saturdays after being chosen by the Marylebone Cricket Foundation as young sportsmen with potential.

The foundation has just launched a scheme to promote cricket across state secondary schools and our talented cricketers will be among the first cohort of the programme.

They will train at one of seven ‘hub’s created across the country and be assessed by MCC staff.

Cricket Coach Jordan Joseph, who set up the cricket team as a student and is now a member of staff, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for the boys and will be a great way to bring themselves to the attention of the county cricket scouts.”

Thomas Keeney, who is the Under 13s captain and plays for Corby Stewarts and Lloyds Under 13s team, said: “It is a real honour to have been picked and I can’t wait to start.”

Thomas Chenery, who along with Zak and Jonathon is a player for Weldon Cricket Club’s Under 13s team said: “I would love to play for the county one day.”

His dad Clive, who is also a CBA parent governor said: “Thomas has been playing cricket since a very young age and has always had an interest in the sport.

“I am really impressed with the cricket coaching team here and the support they give to the students.

“The highlight of Thomas’s first year at CBA was the cricket tour to Torquay, which he said was excellent.”

The training begins on Saturday, January 7th.