Lancashire Cricket U13s set for India tour
Squad of 16 to travel to Mumbai
Lancashire Cricket Under 13s are heading to India on Tuesday 12 February to launch a pilot project aimed at the Club’s future Academy cricketers undertaking annual overseas tours.
A 16-strong squad will travel to Mumbai alongside coaching staff and parents to play five fixtures, as well as take to part in a development programme designed to improve their cricket skills in a challenging environment.
The tour is also designed to aid their development as people as they partake in charity work by working with the Dharavi Cricket Academy, as part of the Project Front Foot initiative – a charity partner of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation.
The young Red Rose side will also train with the Global Cricket School, a scheme founded to provide a holistic cricket experience that helps cricketers gain the competitive advantage. The facility aims at providing exposure to the differing conditions and skill sets required to succeed in a different continent.
Lancashire Cricket non-executive Director, James Sheridan, said: “This is a great opportunity for our Under 13s to gain invaluable experience at an important stage of their development.
“Not only will the cricket skills be of huge importance, but the personal and community activities that they will undertake will set them up for the rest of their lives.
“The Lancashire Cricket Foundation has been working with Project Front Foot for a number of years, and it will be great to take our Under 13s there to get involved in helping the academy and the kids who play cricket there.”
Paul Allott, Lancashire’s Director of Cricket, added: “We aim to develop more than just good cricketers – we want to see our boys and girls emerging through the pathway as durable, well-rounded, resourceful and broad minded cricketers, capable of adapting to challenging conditions and finding a way to succeed.
“It’s a fantastic chance for some of the young batsmen in the squad to develop and improve their skills against spin bowlers and there aren’t many better places to test yourself than in India.
“I am really looking forward to following their progress in Mumbai and I hope that this tour is a success in building the foundations for future Lancashire Cricket Academy players to tour overseas too.”
Lancashire Cricket U13s squad to tour Mumbai: Alfie Dobson, Arran Sen, Ben Hamilton, Ben Sheridan, Dan Golding, George Taylor, Henry Murray, Jack Fawcett, James Critchley, Keshana Fonseka, Louis Disley, Lucas Selby, Luke Prescott, Matthew Murthy, Rohan Fernando, Tom Jackson.
With thanks to the following sponsors for supporting the U13s tour to Mumbai:
Official Tour Sponsor
Official Tour Partners
Official Tour Supporters