CANFORD School old boy Felix Organ has been awarded a scholarship by Hampshire Cricket.
Organ and Tom Scriven have been offered terms after featuring prominently for Hampshire Academy during the past two seasons.
Australia-born Organ notched 586 runs at an average of 39.07 in 2017 and also made his first-team debut in the Specsavers County Championship draw against Middlesex at Uxbridge.
Organ and Scriven, both 18, have been included in an 18-man England Young Lions squad set to undertake a winter programme.
It includes a Tri-Series in South Africa across the festive period – with a view to both batsman then being in contention to be selected for the Under-19 World Cup which takes place in New Zealand in January.
The pair will return to the UK in February to begin their final preparations for the 2018 season, with both players set to start the campaign as part of the Hampshire second XI.
Hampshire director of cricket Giles White said: “We’re pleased to award scholarships to both Tom and Felix, two exciting young prospects.
“We’ve been impressed with the promise both of these players have shown during their time so far with the Academy and second XI and I’m certain that this scholarship experience, alongside their time spent with the Young Lions this winter, will help further their development.”
Source : BournemouthEcho