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Boys are Potential Cricketers of the Future

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Three Bolton School boys have done exceptionally well to have been identified as potential players of the future by the Lancashire Cricket Board in the 2012 Levels of Excellence.

Year 10 pupils Haseeb Hameed and Matthew Parkinson have been named as Academy players, a rare achievement for such young players, putting them in the top 11 in the North West outside having a contract with the Club. Matthew's twin Callum has been chosen for the EPP (Emerging Players Programme), along with Year 9 pupil Nalisha Patel from the Girls' Division.

One of the core remits of the Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB) is to find and develop future players for the Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) and hopefully England. As part of the process of ensuring all potential players are identified and developed, the LCCC and LCB jointly introduced the Levels of Excellence Scheme.

This Scheme monitors and develops young players through Levels 1, 2 and 3. Level 1 develops players within the County age group development and match programme, Level 2 identifies players who show potential and performed well at County Age Group Level, with a view to progress into EPP. Level 3 players form the EPP which revolves around a player centred approach and supports the development of the selected young players with elite performance potential. The Emerging Players Programme is targeted at the most promising boys (13-16 yrs) / girls (13-19 yrs) from the County Age Group squads offering them the opportunity to develop and enhance their potential. The best EPP players are then selected into the Lancashire Academy.

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Matthew, Haseeb and Callum

Matthew, Haseeb and Callum have been identified as potential players of the future by the Lancashire Cricket Board in the 2012 Levels of Excellence