Berkshire have a history of players coming through their ranks and on into first class cricket, List A and T20 cricket.
And that trend does not look to be changing. There are a number of players that have broken through (or are on the verge of breaking through) into the top-flight of domestic cricket, whom have had positive developmental experiences within the National Counties Cricket set up.
Martin Andersson has clocked up 13 first class games along with 8 T20s over the past couple of seasons for Middlesex. The 24 year-old already has 3 fifties to his name and a top score of 92, combined with best bowling of 4/25. The genuine all-rounder looks to have established himself firmly as one to watch!
Dan Lincoln has an exciting and unusual story. The 25 year-old followed a career path into professional football as a goalkeeper at Reading FC, and now plays within the non-league levels. However, he continued to play cricket for Berkshire on the side. A string of hard-hitting performances for Berkshire earned him the opportunity to play for Middlesex 2nd team, and the fireworks to follow caused a stir! He smashed 121 from 40 balls and subsequently made his professional debut in the T20 Blast last summer as a late call up to replace AB DeVilliers! He has appeared in 9 matches at this level.
Three Berkshire graduates were included in the England U-19 World Cup squad in 2018, and there are high hopes for each of them with their respective counties. Tom Scriven is on the playing staff at Hampshire, Euan Woods has appeared in the 2nd team at Surrey and Jack Davies made his first-class debut for Middlesex this summer.
So plenty of talented young players to keep an eye on over the coming years, and more positive examples of the role that NCCA cricket plays within the elite pathway.