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On Thursday 3rd March the NCCA held their annual player ID day at the ECB National Performance Centre in Loughborough. Player ID days have been created to give the first class counties an opportunity to see some of the top talent from across the NCCA county sides.
The NCCA were joined by representatives from 9 first class counties: Derbyshire, Northants, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire, Essex, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.
Not only was this a fantastic opportunity for the NCCA players to train at a world-leading facility, but it is also a great initiative that supports the talent pathway into the first-class game.
A county scout commented “This is a really positive concept for an annual event which will support another pathway of opportunity for the National Counties players.”
Players were nominated from each of the 20 National Counties Cricket sides, leading to 20 promising young players taking part in this experience. Below is a list of those that attended:
Matt Taylor (Bedfordshire)
Savin Perera, Jack Winterbottom, Rhodri Lewis, Mungo Russell (Berkshire)
Connor Haddow (Buckinghamshire)
Ben Seabrook (Cambridgeshire)
Tommy Sturgess (Cornwall)
Tom Dennis (Devon)
Bradley Currie (Dorset)
Zain Ul Hassain (Herefordshire)
Tom Keast (Lincolnshire)
Solomon Bell (Northumberland)
Freddie Smith, George Tait (Oxfordshire)
Sam Ellis (Shropshire)
Sam Wiesnieski (Staffordshire)
Sam Pearce, Steven Reingold, Connor Brown (Wales NC)