Devon have a fantastic track record of players coming through their age group pathway and into senior NCCA and first-class cricket, as well several recent international appearances from their pool of graduates. Two of their latest products to have hit the first-class scene are Ben Green and Tom Lammonby. Following in the footsteps of a number of predecessors from the highly productive NCCA side, the pair have established themselves as contenders for Somerset’s premier side in various formats.
Ben Green came through the age groups for Devon, whilst joining Somerset’s academy. One of the youngest ever Devon debutants aged just 16, he scored two championship hundreds as well as contributing with bat, ball and in the field to help the NCCA side to the T20 and KO Trophy finals in 2018. The 23-year-old represented England U17 and U19 and played a key role in the 2016 U19 World Cup. The right-arm seam bowler and right-handed middle order batsman made his first-class debut in 2018 against Lancashire. With a first class 50 to his name, and best bowling of 4/26 in a T20 Blast match for his county, Green has now played 5 first class matches, 3 List A games and 4 T20 Blast appearances for Somerset.
Tom Lammonby made his first-class debut for Somerset in the summer of 2020, and now has 6 matches under his belt. He has compiled 3 centuries already in the longer format. The left-handed top order batsman, who also bowls some handy left-arm seamers, has appeared in 18 T20 Blast games for the county, scoring runs as well as taking 9 wickets. Having started with Devon at U10’s, the 20-year-old etched himself into the NCCA side’s history books scoring a hundred in each innings against Wales in 2018, following this up with another hundred in his next championship innings against Shropshire. Some remarkable statistics and hopefully many, many more runs to come.