County Cricket Round-Up - 8th March
2012 LV= County Champions Warwickshire have announced that Academy graduate Freddie Coleman has signed professional terms at Edgbaston.
Batsman Coleman, 21, has been associated with the club for five years and has already made first-class and one-day appearances for Scotland as well as playing in the Under-19 World Cup last year.
"We've got a close relationship with Cricket Scotland and Craig Wright - its Performance Development Manager - suggested that we take a closer look at Freddie because he has many of the attributes to achieve success at the top level; ability, temperament, good team man and he’s prepared to work very hard," Dougie Brown, himself a former Scotland international, and now Warwickshire's Director of Cricket, said.
"The pre-season training camp in Barbados is his first tour in the professional ranks, so it’s a great opportunity for him to train with experienced members of the squad and start his journey towards being an accomplished cricketer," he added.
Yorkshire Vikings, as they are now known, have named a 22-man squad for their pre-season tour of Barbados as they bid to retain the T20 Barbados Cup title they won last season.
They also play two-day games against Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire during the trip and the tour offers new recruits Jack Brooks and Liam Plunkett a first chance to play in Yorkshire colours.
Yorkshire squad: Andrew Gale, Moin Ashraf, Jack Brooks, Ben Coad, Andrew Hodd, Dan Hodgson, Phil Jaques, Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steve Patterson, Liam Plunkett, Richard Pyrah, Azeem Rafiq, Guman Randhawa, Adil Rashid, William Rhodes, Joe Sayers, Lewis Stabler, Ryan Sidebottom, James Wainman, Iain Wardlaw
And finally, away from the pitch Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson has proved a hit at Southampton's Springhill Catholic Primary School, where he spent the morning inspiring youngsters using 'Mathletics'.
Dawson helped youngsters with cricket-based activities. The “mathletes” then worked out a range of mathematical equations based on the activities they had undergone.
"I've had a fantastic day with the kids. Every one of them has shown a real desire to get involved," Dawson said.
Slighly worryingly, he then added: "I think their maths ability is better than mine."
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