It has been an exciting winter for us here at M&H, with the success of our pros abroad. We are delighted to have so many of them representing us on the international and domestic stages.
Several M&H pros are in Australia, most notably Jack Leach representing England in the ashes, as they battle the Baggy Greens for a chance to win the urn down under for the first time in 10 years.
Jack isn’t the only one representing England, Somerset’s Tom Abell and Gloucestershire’s James Bracey have been in action for England Lions. Despite the Lions losing by 112-runs on the fourth and final day at the Ian Healy Oval in Brisbane, the highlight did come from Bracey, who scored a spectacular 113.
As James Bracey returns to the UK, Tom Abell remains in Brisbane as he begins his Big Bash League (BBL) career with the Brisbane Heat. Abell will be looking to continue his fine T2O career following on from a successful Vitality Blast campaign this summer.
It’s not just Tom Abell you’ve got to have your eye on, Hobart Hurricanes and Yorkshire’s Jordan Thompson is in action. The explosive all-rounder is one of M&H’s latest signings. We look forward to seeing him in more international and domestic competitions in the future.
Talking about all-rounders, Jamie Overton had a smashing time in the T10 League for Abu Dhabi Cricket. With man of the match performances from Overton, the Surrey man really has put his name in the England one day hat following a superb tournament.
Now America is a country known for many things, but not its cricket. However, with the recent investment into developing the sport, the standard of competitions has increased dramatically. Hampshire’s James Fuller and Leicestershire’s Arron Lilley have been playing in the US Open cricket tournament this winter. This is only the start for American cricket, and we are sure we will see more M&H players flying across the pond soon.
It’s not just the older boys who have been flying the M&H flag, the young England U19’s have been busy themselves. Yorkshire’s Will Luxton and Glamorgan’s Alex Horton have been in action against Sri Lanka u19’s. Luxton had a great series averaging 50 with the bat and scoring an impressive 84* in the final ODI.
Former India Under-19 player Siddhesh Veer has been in terrific form, scoring 240 runs in four games. This has seen him picked up by Maharashtra in India ready for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Siddhesh has his sights set on an IPL spot in the near future.
We have also been excited to see Duanne Olivier recalled to the South African squad after a three-year spell out of the side. They will be taking on India in three Test series starting on Boxing Day in Centurion.