It’s been a busy Summer here at Millichamp & Hall and if you have been scrolling your various social media's this summer, or reading a cricketing article, there’s a good chance you’ve read up about an M&H player's success.
Keeping it local to Taunton, James Rew has been lighting up the County Championship season in Division One, scoring over 1000 runs with five hundreds, one of them being a double century against Somerset’s fierce rivals Hampshire. Rew at only 19 is the first to reach the feet so far this season. Speaking on his recent form, Rew said: “It feels great to be at the top, and I am glad my performances are putting our team in a position to win.”
Rew is catching the eye of cricketing fans up and down the country, especially for his 360-wagon wheel of shots. It’s no surprise locals keep talking about him being a future great England and Somerset batter.
“I feel what I have done well so far this season is bat for long periods of time, and this is something I would recommend to any young aspiring cricketers,” Rew said. “You cannot score runs from the changing rooms.”
Though Somerset are eager for Rew to establish himself in all formats, the traditional game, the game many of our parents and grandparents grew to love is where he is reaping the rewards. Rew’s weapon of choice is that of the M&H Original, a full profile with a tapered toe. Speaking on his bat Rew said:
“The mid to high sweet spot is perfect for myself and my game, especially when playing on great wickets here at the CACG. However, that mid spot enables me to find the middle when I play abroad in the hotter climates where the wickets offer even more bounce as well.”
Though many a youngster who walks through the M&H doors looks for the bright stickers, the ones that catch the eye, Rew goes for a more ‘Subtle’ look.
“The Original stickers for me, represent history and tradition, something I really liked when joining M&H. Hopefully, with the help of them, I can make some more history!”