Duke and Marshall head to Sussex
Guernsey Cricket's Harry Duke and Joseph Marshall are having the opportunity this summer to travel Sussex to be part of the U12s development programme, after being selected earlier this year. The pair will be travelling over the course of the summer and be given the opportunity to play against other young cricketers in Sussex.
Ash Wright (Head of Guernsey Cricket) 'This is a great opportunity for Joe and Harry to develop as cricketers they will be travelling over to Sussex several times throughout the summer, the partnership with Sussex Cricket allows are young cricketers to compete at the highest level'.
Matt Parsons (Cricket Development Officer at Sussex Cricket)
It was excellent to have both Joe Marshall and Harry Duke involved in the first U12 Area Development Day of the summer. Alongside our North and South U12’s at West Chiltington & Thakeham CC, both boys not only fitted into the group excellently well, they both made the most of the great opportunity to showcase their ability.
Joe had the opportunity to test both his keeping and batting and look well suited to the level of the U12 Area boys from Sussex. It was good to see such a young player display both confidence in himself and a personality within the group to match. He wasn’t shy in coming forward and jumped into the environment with both feet and added a sense of fun and real passion for the game throughout the day.
Harry had the opportunity to showcase both his top order batting, as well as his right arm seam and impressed strongly with the pace he bowled and control he offered. He was positive throughout the day and provided a real test to all the boys there on the day and seemed to relish the opportunity to pit himself against those involved.
It was an excellent example of how the partnership between Guernsey and Sussex is continuing to work well and the communication between the two organisations is building opportunities for talented young players from the island to further test themselves and progress within a representative pathway and long may it continue.
Ash Wright (GCB Head of Cricket)
It's great to hear what Matt had to say about the lads.