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Lancashire Cricket announces 2022 Boys' Academy Intake

Lancashire Cricket announces 2022 Boys' Academy Intake

Lancashire Cricket is delighted to announce its Boys' Academy intake for the 2022 season.

The Boys' Academy will be made up of 13 players with first year Charlie Barnard joining the group for 2022.

The squad led by Head of Talent Pathway, Chris Benbow, came together before Christmas to begin a winter training programme in the Trafford Cricket Centre at Emirates Old Trafford. 

Steve Titchard, Karl Krikken and Graham Onions are all part of the Academy support staff, along with Lancashire Cricket’s Steven Croft and Richard Gleeson who will be on hand to support the programme.

2022 Academy intake:

Charlie Barnard, 17 – Left-arm Spin Bowler (Ashton Sixth Form College)

2022 Academy squad:

Tom Aspinwall – Kendal CC

Charlie Barnard – Hyde CC

Josh Boyden – Wigan CC (Formerly Euxton CC)

Cian Dickinson – Bradshaw CC

JJ Fielding – Southport & Birkdale CC (Formerly Ramsbottom CC)

Keshana Fonseka – Hyde CC (Formerly Clifton & Little Hulton CC)

Matthew Hurst – Leigh CC (Formerly Newton Le Willows CC)

Subhaan Mahmood – Newton Le Willows CC (Formerly Cheadle CC)

Alexander Selby – Delph & Dobcross CC

Arav Shetty – Urmston CC

Harry Singh – Urmston CC

Harvey Walker – Southport & Birkdale CC (Formerly Bowdon CC)

Ben Walkden – Newton Le Willows CC

Head of Talent Pathway, Chris Benbow, said: “Congratulations to Charlie and the rest of the group on their selection for the Lancashire Cricket Academy. I wish them the best of luck.

“The 2021 season saw lots of opportunities for our Academy players to play and gain further experience in the Second XI, whilst Tom Aspinwall was also included in the First XI squad for a number of Royal London Cup fixtures.

“It was also fantastic to see George Bell graduate from the Academy to sign his first professional rookie contract at Emirates Old Trafford. George along with Tom Aspinwall and Josh Boyden are about to represent England in the Under 19s World Cup taking place out in the Caribbean and we are all proud of their achievements and progression during their time with us.

“With the amount of international and county First-Class cricket being played, there will be more opportunities for our county pathway players to impress and gain that invaluable experience for themselves and the winter programme which they are currently undergoing at Emirates Old Trafford will ensure that they are ready for this challenge.”

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