Exeter School Sixth Former selected for U19 Cricket World Cup

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Exeter School Sixth Former selected for U19 Cricket World Cup

In footsteps of alumnus Ben Green

Exeter School Sixth Former Tom Lammonby has been selected for England’s 15-strong squad for the ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand next month.

The squad was announced shortly after England lost to South Africa in the final of the Tri Nations Series in Potchefstroom on Sunday.

Tom is currently part of the Somerset Academy system.

David Graveney, one of the England selectors, said Tom showed his true potential during the series.

Tom has played for Devon through the youth age groups and been part of the Minor County squad for the past two seasons.

Julian Smith, the Exeter chairman, said his selection for the World Cup was a proud moment for all concerned.

“It is a proud day for the club, for Tom, his family and all the people at the club, the county squads and Exeter School who have helped with his development,” said Julian.

“What makes Tom’s selection all the more remarkable is he is only 17 and has got in the under-19 side early. Tom is a very dedicated young cricketer and made of the right material to play at this level.

“I am sure there are more paths for him to go up as his career develops.”

He is following in the footsteps of club and schoolmate Ben Green, who played for England in the 2016 U19 World Cup in Bangladesh.

Ben is currently in Western Australia playing Grade cricket for Gosnalls, for whom he has made 275 runs at an average of 34.4 so far