Talent scouting in London

UPDATE: here’s their website (looks like it’s under construction): http://londoncountycricketclub.image66.com/. Also appears as though the domain http://londoncountycricketclub.com will point to that site eventually. But that’s the place to go if you want to register.

Just been told of this very exciting opportunity. It’s basically Pop Idol meets Cricket. Now, before you jump ship – as I nearly did – read a bit:

Professional cricket wannabes will be queuing up to enter a nationwide talent search organized by the London County Cricket Club.


The contest will take place on 12-15 April [Will: at Lord's] with spin and pace bowlers aged 16-25 bowling two overs each at a professional batsman.

Those who take the eye will be back for the final on 24 April, with the cream of the crop chosen to attend a series of development workshops.


And the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – besides the prospect of a professional career – is a game against the MCC under the captaincy of West Indian great Sir Vivian Richards.

I’m 23, so am not one of the youngest(!) and am rusty as you like…but maybe if I can get some nets every day for the next 3 weeks, I might give it a whirl (excuse the pun). Anyone else interested, leave a comment and we can laugh at eachother on the day…

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