Parkinson awarded ECB overseas placement in Sydney
Lancashire spinner Matthew Parkinson has been awarded an Overseas Placement in Sydney this winter as his next step on the International Pathway.
Parkinson, who was named Young Player of the Year on Tuesday evening, will play at Gordon Cricket Club, the club for whom Mason Crane excelled on his ECB Overseas Placement last winter, which has helped him secure a place in the England squad for the Ashes this winter.
The leg spinner will play in the New South Wales Premier competition, in addition to practising with the New South Wales State squad and receiving specialist coaching – which will come from Stuart MacGill, the former Australia leg-spinner who is now a member of the New South Wales State coaching staff.
David Parsons, the ECB’s Performance Director, explained: “By exposing talented young players to an unsupported, unstructured cricket programme in a challenging overseas environment, the aim of Overseas Placements is to develop the skills and also independence required to be a successful international cricketer.”
Other players who have received overseas placements are as follows: Matt Critchley (Derbyshire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Delray Rawlins (Sussex) – Sydney; George Bartlett (Somerset), Max Holden (Middlesex) – Perth; Andrew Salter (Glamorgan), Brad Taylor (Hampshire) – Wellington.
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