Two Millfield cricketers have been selected to play for England U19 on their tour to Bangladesh in February 2019.
Upper Sixth pupils Lewis Goldsworthy from Cornwall and Kasey Aldridge from Bristol have been selected for the squad, with Millfield Meyer’s XI Captain Sam Young from Bath selected as first reserve.
The pupils will now take part in ECB training camps in England and Bangalore, in preparation for the Overseas Competitive Series in Bangladesh next year.
These high profile selections show the depth and professionalism of Millfield Cricket, which has seen a number of pupils, including Kasey and Sam, join from Millfield Prep in Glastonbury.
The programme has a number of pupils playing for county and national teams in their age groups: All 3 players are part of the Somerset County Cricket Academy Programme, Lewis also plays for the Cornwall Men’s Minor Counties team in their National Championship team, Kasey represents Brislington CC in the Premier League and Sam plays for Bath CC and captained the South and West U17 team in the recent ECB Super 4’s Regional Competition at Loughborough.
Millfield’s Director of Cricket, Mark Garaway, says, “This is a fantastic achievement for all three Millfield boys. Lewis and Kasey have worked incredibly hard in the past 12 months to create this opportunity. I’m also delighted for Sam to be part of the process. He suffered a lengthy injury lay off in 2017 and has come back strongly to force his way back into the minds of the National Selectors. Coping with adversity and then coming back strongly is a great characteristic to demonstrate at this age. I can’t wait to see the boys mixing with high-level players while on tour in India, and to see where the experience takes them in the future.”