Harrison Ward Signs Cricket Contract

We are delighted to report that Harrison Ward has been awarded a two-year place on the Sussex Cricket Academy, a development programme for highly talented young players with the potential to play first class cricket. Fifth Former Harrison is in the Teddies 1st XI, is a first team player at Horspath Cricket Club, and made his debut for the Oxfordshire senior team this summer, sensationally making a Championship hundred on debut, thought to be the youngest person on record to do so. Harrison will receive an individual development programme for the next 24 months, which will largely be delivered in his home county of Oxfordshire. The programme will focus on five key areas: technical, tactical and physical development, alongside development of mental skills and personal lifestyle management. Harrison will also have a closely-managed and structured match programme with the correct level of cricket to develop him as a high class player. Harrison commented: “I have really enjoyed this summer and it has been my best yet. I’ve loved the challenges of starting to play Premier League and Minor Counties Cricket, but I also had the privilege of attending the ECB Bunbury Festival. I am really excited about the opportunity I now have with Sussex. Having met with the coaches and had a practice session down at Hove, I knew it was the right way to go.” Simon Roche, Master in Charge of Cricket, added: “This is a hugely exciting development for Harrison and is just reward for an extremely talented schoolboy cricketer who has worked very hard at his game. He has had a number of successes for the 1st XI here already, and with three years to go at school, the future is very bright for Harrison.”

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