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Oxfordshire's Rising Stars

Oxfordshire's Rising Stars


Harrison Ward marked his debut to senior NCCA cricket with a century, and became the youngest player in their history to score three figures at the age of 15. Regular performances earned the tall left handed batsmen a place on the Sussex Academy, and he has subsequently gone on to represent England U19s in games against South Africa in 2018. Now 21 years old, Ward has also played for Sussex 2nd X1, including in the Trophy Final in 2019. 


Olly Clarke made his NCCA senior debut at the age of 18, and has played regularly for the side since. The 22-year-old slow left-armer has taken 60 wickets and also contributed over 800 runs with the bat. Now a member of the Loughborough University MCCU side, he has also represented Leicestershire at 2ndX1 level, as well as consistently impressing with club side Banbury.


James Coles is yet to make his senior NCCA debut, but the 16-year-old has been impressing throughout the junior ranks. As well as his performances for the Oxfordshire age groups, he has been involved within the Sussex pathway. He also claimed the player of the week award at the 2019 Bunbury Festival, representing the South & West – with 199 runs in three innings and only dismissed once. The right-handed batsman is definitely an up and coming talent to watch.

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