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Three Somerset signings for former Millfield Cricketers
11th September 2019

 Three former Millfield cricketers have signed two-year contracts for Somerset County Cricket Club at 
the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. 


Eighteen-year-olds Sam Young from Radstock, Lewis Goldsworthy from Cornwall and Kasey Aldridge 
from Bristol have joined the playing staff after progressing through the club’s academy and emerging 
player programmes. The three players were instrumental to the Meyers XI first team and left 
Millfield in June 2019. 
Millfield Cricket has strong links with Somerset County Cricket Club, with a number of former pupils 
going on to play for the strong county side, including David Graveney, Robert Turner, Luke Sutton, 
James Hildreth, Craig Kieswetter, Max Waller and George Bartlett. 370 pupils take part in cricket at 
Millfield, including 80 girls, with 17 teams in active competition against schools across the region (13 
boys and 4 girls). 
The school is building a state-of-the-art Indoor Cricket facility, which will include new PitchVision 
technology on three lanes, a 4G fielding area, three adaptable bowling and batting surfaces, as well 
as five nets and an expansive 22 metre run-up, and will place the school at the forefront of school   
and university facilities for cricket. Building work for the new Millfield Indoor Cricket Centre is 
underway, and the facility will open in the new year.  


Millfield’s Director of Cricket, Mark Garaway says, “Its been a real privilege to work with the three 
players during their time at Millfield, huge congratualtions to them for their hard work, ability to 
challenge themselves and their coaches and in balancing their cricket with their academics and other 
important aspects of teenage life. Kasey and Sam have been instrumental in numerous National Cup 
wins and have helped the staff to foster a club-like environment which is felt through all the teams 
at the school. Lewis has developed rapidly during his Sixth Form years and played a crucial role with 
both bat and ball in key matches during the U17 and U18 National Cup wins of 2018. It has also been 
fantastic to work so closely with Somerset and their excellent Academy support staff to optimise the 
programmes which have supported the five Millfield based Somerset Academy players over the past 
12 months.”  


Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry, says “We have been extremely impressed by Kasey, Lewis 
and Sam during the time that they have been with the Somerset Academy and the progress that 
they have made in the last 12 months has been exceptional. The manner in which they have 
transitioned from Academy level in to the Second XI has been seamless. Their attitude, application 
and dedication to succeed is exemplary and we look forward with interest to seeing their progress 
over the next year. 


“Somerset County Cricket Club has a long and successful history of working alongside Millfield 
School to help produce outstanding young players and we hope that Kasey, Lewis and Sam can 
follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and cement a place in our First XI for many years to 
come.” 


Millfield’s next Open Day is Saturday 5 October.       

For further information please contact Millfield Publicity on 01458 444564, or email publicity@millfieldschool.com 

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