Schol­ar­ship deals for Hants teens as Mad­sen praises Der­byshire youth

COUNTY IN-BRIEF

The Cricket Paper - - NEWS - By Ge­orge Jones

HAMP­SHIRE have handed schol­ar­ships to teenagers Tom Scriven and Felix Or­gan.

Scriven and Or­gan, who are both 18, are both in this win­ter’s Eng­land Young Lions squad.

Hamp­shire’s di­rec­tor of cricket Giles White said: “We’re pleased to award schol­ar­ships to both Tom and Felix, two ex­cit­ing young prospects. We’ve been im­pressed with the prom­ise both of these play­ers have shown dur­ing their time so far with the Academy and Sec­ond XI and I’m cer­tain that this schol­ar­ship ex­pe­ri­ence, along­side their time spent with the Young Lions this win­ter, will help fur­ther their de­vel­op­ment.” GLAM­OR­GAN’S new lim­ite­dovers cap­tain Colin In­gram is tar­get­ing ti­tles.

In­gram is de­ter­mined to build on Glam­or­gan’s ap­pear­ance in T20 Blast Fi­nals Day in 2017 last sea­son.

He said: “I think there’s a great at­mos­phere around our white­ball cricket and for me it’ll be about build­ing on that.

“I think we’re play­ing the right brand of cricket, through the last cou­ple of sea­sons we’ve learnt a lot when we’ve got to the back end of com­pe­ti­tions in play-off games, so hope­fully we can keep build­ing on that and we’d love to win a tro­phy.

“I feel con­fi­dent in the job, and it re­ally means a lot to be work­ing with a bunch of guys I en­joy and a club that’s been good to me. It’s about cre­at­ing a good en­vi­ron­ment and giv­ing the team di­rec­tion.” DER­BYSHIRE’S Wayne Mad­sen has praised the emer­gence of tal­ented

young­sters at the county in the past sea­son and looked ahead to the next cam­paign and ar­eas for the squad to im­prove.

The ex­pe­ri­enced bats­man, who hit 526 T20 runs last sea­son, be­lieves the bal­ance of the squad, boosted by young tal­ent, has been a key fac­tor in suc­cesses to­wards the end of the sea­son.

He said: “We’ve got some great young tal­ent com­ing through the ranks and break­ing into the first team, such as Hamidul­lah Qadri and Cal­lum Bro­drick. They’ve got years to de­velop, but they are re­ally tal­ented crick­eters.

“As a team we’ve shown great progress in the Twenty20 com­pe­ti­tion over last sea­son, so we hope for ex­cit­ing times ahead in that for­mat.

“We’ve also im­proved in four­day cricket and had a few wins to­wards the end of the sea­son which were pretty im­pres­sive. As a squad we’re start­ing to gel nicely and have a good bal­ance be­tween se­nior play­ers and those young­sters com­ing through.

“Kim Bar­nett has come in and given the cricket as­pect a bit of a shake up and made it more player-led. The se­nior play­ers we’ve signed have also made a big im­pact.”

Pos­i­tive: Wayne Mad­sen

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