Young star is tipped to em­u­late his older brother

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­

like Tom, a right-arm medi­umquick bowler and right-hand bats­man, has also been handed his en­try route.

The 21-year-old, who has also been a main­stay of the Bucks mi­nor coun­ties side, has been on trial with County Cham­pi­onship side Le­ices­ter­shire with a view to gain­ing a con­tract.

Matt Wat­son, his skip­per at Ger­rards Cross, said: “Dan has been su­perb with both bat and ball for both us and for Bucks this sea­son.

“Dan is a huge tal­ent just like his brother. Hope­fully he is get­ting a lot out of be­ing with Le­ices­ter­shire, and they are get­ting a lot out of him.

“He is one of the best all­rounders I have ever seen, and to have had both broth­ers as part of the Ger­rards Cross fam­ily has been great, and Dan will still be with us all year as well as Le­ices­ter­shire.”

The younger brother, how­ever, had an un­char­ac­ter­is­tic off day, tak­ing 2-46 and man­ag­ing just 10 runs, as Ger­rards Cross lost to Amer­sham in their Home Coun­ties Pre­mier Di­vi­sion Two derby on Satur­day (see match re­port on page 41).

He has been one of the few bright spots in a mis­er­able start to the mi­nor coun­ties sea­son for Bucks, which saw them crash out of the Uni­corn Coun­ties Knock­Out Tro­phy fol­low­ing four straight de­feats.

The county will be back in ac­tion in the Uni­corns Twenty20 group­stage matches at Harpen­den CC on Sun­day – where they will take on Berk­shire, Bed­ford­shire and Hert­ford­shire in a bid to win a place at fi­nals day, on July 12.

HAMP­TON 2.0: Dan, right, Hamp­ton has been tipped to em­u­late the suc­cess of older brother Tom, left

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