Scholarship deals for Hants teens as Madsen praises Derbyshire youth
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