Wednesday 14 February 2007 

Hampshire Talent Selected For Regional Skill Sets

Talented young Hampshire cricket players have been selected to join the West Region Skill Sets. This winter the ECB made significant changes to their Coaching Structure. A new system has been introduced which establishes a tier structure based on skill sets. A hierarchy of the Elite, Emerging (16 years old upwards) and Regional Skill Sets (13-17 years old) are divided into Batting Skill Sets, Spin Bowling Skill Sets, Pace Bowling Skill Sets and Wicket Keeping Skill Sets. Each Regional Skill Set comprises twelve players selected for their ability in each of the four Skill Set categories. Players can progress as their skills develop to ultimately have the opportunity to represent their country at the highest level as Elite England players.

Hampshire and England player Chris Tremlett was selected at the start of winter as an Elite Pace Bowler. Michael Carberry is an Emerging Batsmen, Chris Morgan is an Emerging Spin Bowler, Richard Morris an Emerging Pace Bowler, and Michael Bates an Emerging Wicket Keeper.

At a regional level, Hampshire is in the West Region which comprises the following areas: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset, Wales and Wiltshire.

Hampshire has been well represented in the recently announced final West Region Skill Sets.

West Region Batting Skill Set


Tim Ravencroft (aged 15) – Hampshire Academy

Darren Rouse (aged 17) – Hampshire Junior Academy

James Vince (aged 15) – Hampshire Academy


West Region Batting Coach - Tony Middleton (Director of Hampshire Academy)


West Region Spin Bowling Skill Set

Danny Briggs (aged 16) – Hampshire Academy

Wahid Khan (aged 16) – Hampshire Junior Academy

Wilfred Marriot (aged 13) – Junior Academy


West Region Spin Bowling Coach - Raj Maru (Hampshire Performance Development Officer)


West Region Pace Bowling Skill Set

Hamza Riazuddin (aged17) – Hampshire Academy

Jack Shepherd (aged 14) – Hampshire Junior Academy

Chris Wood (aged17) – County Under 17’s


West Region Wicket Keeping Skill Set


Jamie Rood (aged 13) – Hampshire Junior Academy

Adam Rouse (aged 14) – Hampshire Academy


West Region Wicket Keeping Skills Set is lead by Iain Brunnschweiler (Assistant Coach)