D of B - 11/2/88
Club - Stanmore CC
Right arm seam bowler/ right hand middle-order batsman
Niraj is now in his third year at the Academy and he enjoyed a good season with the bat in the County Under 17 / 19 teams – 331 runs @ 66.20 average in County Under 17’s.
A more than useful right-arm seam bowler, who now needs to strengthen physically to find an extra yard of pace. He continues to develop his overall fitness and all-round game and has put in some fine performances for Stanmore in the Middlesex Premier League.
D of B - 1/7/88
Club - Finchley CC
Left arm spin bowler
Sunil is also in his third year with the Academy – He had a mixed
season with the ball in youth cricket last year, where lack of consistency
and control seemed to be prevalent throughout – Under 17’s he
took 6 wickets for 205 runs @ 34.17 average.
Sunil possesses good flight and adequate spin and needs next season to simply create more pressure on the batsman. His batting has developed hugely in the past two years and he played several useful innings lower down the order last season in match saving and match winning situations.
D of B - 30 /4/90
Club - Uxbridge CC
Right hand batsman / right arm leg-spin bowler
A blistering innings of 209 for Middlesex Under 17’s against Wiltshire at Corsham CC underlined Kabir’s enormous batting potential. His ability to play all around the wicket, with powerful drives, cuts and clips, enables him to score quickly and makes him very difficult to bowl at. For the County Under 17 side, he scored 402 runs at an average of 67. Kabir’s leg spinners are also developing well and he is already a major contributor in Uxbridge Cricket Club’s senior side. Kabir scored a hundred for England under 15 in the summer and is very much in the future plans of national junior squad coaches. An outstanding prospect.
D of B - 23/10/88
Club - Sunbury CC
Wicket keeper / right hand batsman
Joel is a highly talented young wicket-keeper and about to start his second year on the Academy. An exceptional talent standing up to the stumps, Joel is now putting extra work into his role standing back.
A disappointing season with the bat culminated with Joel sliding down the order at both Club (Sunbury CC) and County, and a winter’s hard technical work is a must for him to become a high quality all-round cricketer and not just a specialist keeper.
D of B - 12/10/88
Club - Henley CC
Right hand batsman / occasional off spin bowler
Daniel enjoyed a wonderful season with the bat for all Middlesex youth teams, which culminated in him receiving the Young Player of The Year Award at the Club’s Annual Awards Dinner in October.
For the County Under 17’s, Dan scored 558 runs at an average of 80, including three centuries and three fifties. In all youth cricket – including under 19 and Academy matches – he amassed 937 runs at an average of 66.93.
This will be Dan’s second year at the Academy and more hard work – in a similar vein to last winter – should see his game progress even further when next season gets underway.
He is a natural athlete and a wonderful fielder. One to watch for the future.
D of B - 13/5/88
Club - Winchmore Hill CC
A century on debut for the County Second Eleven against Surrey Seconds at Southgate CC at the end of the season, capped an all-round excellent summer for Winchmore Hill’s flamboyant, stroke-playing opening batsman.
Playing with and against high quality experienced adult cricketers at Winchmore Hill has undoubtedly helped Shaun to mature both as a person and as a cricketer, and his performances in all Middlesex representative sides this summer confirmed just that.
In all Middlesex youth cricket, Shaun scored 658 runs @ 54.83, including a wonderful 165 not out against Northants Under 19’s.
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