Head of Academy Ian Roe believes Sunday’s 50-over pleasant in opposition to Herefordshire’s 2nd XI at Shifnal is one other alternative for the county’s gifted group of younger cricketers to underline their potential.
This weekend’s match is the primary of two Academy fixtures to be organized this season, with Shrewsbury Faculty to supply the opposition later this month on Sunday, September 27.
The Shropshire facet chosen for Sunday, captained by Charlie Residence, features a host of gamers who’ve already represented the county in first-team friendlies in current weeks.
Roe is inspired by how they’ve carried out and the Herefordshire match supplies one other likelihood to impress Shropshire’s Director of Cricket John Abrahams.
Roe stated: “John desires to have a look at the gamers enjoying in several environment. We have now forwarded our workforce to Herefordshire early in order that they’ll carry a facet that may create a problem for each groups by having two balanced sides.
“It’s a extra senior Academy facet than what we performed final 12 months, however that’s as a result of the lads have been enjoying constantly week in and week out for the final 5 – 6 weeks.
“I’ve seen some enormous enhancements from the senior squad and likewise the lads concerned with the Academy who’re in and across the senior squad now, with how they conduct themselves, their professionalism, their preparation, so all credit score to them.
“We’re hoping that Sunday supplies us with some extra data and I believe we’ve a really nicely balanced facet wanting on the 12 that we’ve chosen.”
There are first name ups for Shifnal opening batsman Ed Beard and Shrewsbury all-rounder Peter Clark.
“I labored with Peter when he was 14 at Shrewsbury Faculty,” stated Roe. “You could possibly see that he had star high quality expertise and he’s an actual employee.
“Ed has confirmed in earlier years that he’s a gifted cricketer and it was good to see him take his likelihood enjoying for Shifnal’s first workforce within the Birmingham League final weekend, batting with Steve Leach and scoring runs.”
Roe added the affect of Abrahams in his first 12 months with Shropshire has been very optimistic for the event of the county’s promising cricketers.
“John has been such a breath of contemporary of air,” he stated. “We converse most days and I’m studying rather a lot from him and Jason Weaver.
“John’s a really optimistic individual and the lads have actually stepped up.”
Spectators are welcome to observe Sunday’s match at 11am, with admission free. Social distancing have to be adhered to always.
James Kinder (Bridgnorth), Ed Beard (Shifnal), Peter Clark (Shrewsbury), Charlie Residence (Wolverhampton, captain), Dan Lloyd (Wellington), Matty Simmonds (Bridgnorth), Ben Lees (Bridgnorth), Sam Ellis (Shrewsbury), David Laird (Sentinel), Luke Thornton (Allscott), Sam Baugh (Bridgnorth), Ben Parker (Worfield).