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NCU name their Under 14 squad for Cricket Festival at Taunton

Richard White

The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced a squad, sponsored by PwC, for the Under 14 Cricket Festival at Kings College, Taunton.

NCU Under 14 Squad

  • Mohamed Aahil
  • Sam Allister
  • Ashton Clark
  • Tom Crothers
  • Harry Dyer
  • Rory Ellerby
  • Ryan Hunter
  • David Kane
  • Jude Keates
  • Adam Leckey
  • Finn Lutton
  • Ryan Matthews
  • Carson McCullough
  • Sam Topping

Tour Party Manager: Uel Graham
Coaches: Callum Atkinson and Mike Grossett


  • Monday 22nd July: NCU Under 14 v Northamptonshire
  • Tuesday 23rd July: NCU Under 14 v California
  • Wednesday 24th July: NCU Under 14 v Cornwall
  • Thursday 25th July: NCU Under 14 v Cheshire
  • Friday 26th July: NCU Under 14 v Barbados

Commenting on the tour, Uel Graham said, 'This will be the fifth consecutive year that NCU Under 14's will have experienced the festival. It has been a pivotal part of the NCU junior pathway programme. The intensive and challenging playing programme of five consecutive days of 50 over per side cricket together with the experience of staying onsite at Kings College provides our juniors with great opportunities for personal development as well as the cricket aspect.

When we reflect on some of the players who have gone to this festival in the early years, they affirm that this experience greatly helped their all round development. Some of these players are now excelling at national and regional age grades as well as representing their clubs in the Premier League and being involved in the Emerging Knights programme.

With the support of PwC, we are delighted that another squad will gain a similar experience next month.

This festival has also provided NCU coaches with the opportunity to develop their skills and expertise whilst networking with other first class county and international coaches.

Our Under 11 boys and Women's tours to Cornwall later in the summer, together with Cornwall Cricket Board's involvement in our own NCU Festival based at Campbell College are direct outcomes from relationships built at this festival'.