Academy intake for 2011/12 named

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Derbyshire CCC’s Academy intake for 2011/12 has been named including four cricketers who have already gained international recognition.

Peter Burgoyne is the most familiar of the names having played for England Under 19s and made his First XI debut during 2011.

Burgoyne’s fellow England Under 19s international Tom Knight has graduated to a professional contract following a string of impressive performances in both first team and second team cricket.

Derbyshire’s Academy team won the Derbyshire Premier Cup recently and the successful structure currently sees six graduates with full time professional contracts; Paul Borrington, Dan Redfern, Tom Poynton, Ross Whiteley, Jake Needham and Tom Knight.

Borrington, Redfern, Poynton, Whiteley and Knight have all signed long-term contracts in recent months and several additional products of the Academy are currently on summer contracts with the Club.

The current England Women’s international duo of Danielle Wyatt and Georgia Elwiss also spent time on the Derbyshire County Cricket Club Academy.

Wicketkeeper/batsman Harvey Hosein and seam bowler Will Davis, meanwhile, have been selected for the ECB’s prestigious England Development Programme at under 16’s.

The 11 selected players will now spend the winter working on their skills and taking lifestyle advice before embarking on a summer of cricket in 2012 under the Derbyshire County Cricket Club Academy banner.

Head of Development Howard Dytham said: “It’s great the be able to announce this year’s Academy Programme intake and see one or two new faces alongside a majority of returning players.

“The fact that nine of the 11 players were involved last year shows the good work that goes on at the Academy and is testament to the hard work of the players.

“Much of the credit for the success of the Academy previously goes to Karl Krikken and all the other staff who commit so much time and effort to it.

“I know Harvey and Mykylo will both become better players for the opportunity – they show the right kind of attitude to ensure they make the most of this experience.”

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Academy 2011/12:

Harvey Hosein

Years on Academy: First year

Club: Matlock Cricket Club

Role: Wicketkeeper/Batsman

Experience: Selected for the ECB’s England Development Programme for under 16’s and played Second XI County Cricket in 2010 at the age of 13.

Route to Academy: Derbyshire Cricket Board Mini Academy

Mykylo Bird

Years on Academy: First Year

Club: Ockbrook & Borrowash Cricket Club

Role: Batsman/Wicketkeeper

Experience: Midlands Under 15’s in 2011.

Route to Academy: Derbyshire Cricket Board Mini Academy

Peter Burgoyne

Years on Academy: Third Year

Club: Denby Cricket Club

Role: Off-spinning all-rounder

Experience: Played six Under 19’s One Day Internationals for England v South Africa in 2011 including best bowling figures of 4 for 8. Burgoyne also played two Clydesdale Bank 40 matches for Derbyshire in 2011 including debut figures of 2 for 36 against Middlesex Panthers.

Route to Academy: Derbyshire Cricket Board Mini Academy

Matthew Fletcher

Years on Academy: Third Year

Club: Chesterfield Cricket Club

Role: Batting all-rounder (right-arm seam)

Experience: Second XI County Cricket in 2011, England Under 15’s in 2009.

Route to Academy: Derbyshire Cricket Board Mini Academy

Ben Cotton

Years on Academy: Second Year

Club: Porthill Park Cricket Club (Staffordshire)

Role: Right-arm seamer

Experience: Second XI County Cricket in 2011

Route to Academy: Staffordshire Emerging Players Programme

Tom Taylor

Years on Academy: Second Year

Club: Barlaston Cricket Club (Staffordshire)

Role: Bowling all-rounder (right-arm seam)

Experience: Second XI County Cricket in 2011

Route to Academy: Staffordshire Emerging Players Programme

Greg Massingham

Years on Academy: Third Year

Club: Kidsgrove Cricket Club (Staffordshire)

Role: Leg-spinning all-rounder

Experience: Second XI County Cricket in 2011

Route to Academy: Staffordshire Emerging Players Programme

Greg Cork

Years on Academy: Second Year

Club: Denby Cricket Club

Role: Left-arm seam bowling all-rounder

Route to Academy: Derbyshire Cricket Board Mini Academy

Harry White

Years on Academy: Second Year

Club: Played for Swarkestone Cricket Club and Quarndon Cricket Club in 2011.

Role: Left-arm seamer

Route to Academy: Derbyshire Cricket Board Mini Academy

Will Davis

Years on Academy: Third Year

Club: Milford Hall Cricket Club

Role: Right-arm seamer

Experience: Selected for the ECB’s England Development Programme for under 16’s having previously represented The Midlands Under 15’s.

Route to Academy: Staffordshire Cricket

Matt Hughes

Years on Academy: Second Year

Club: Bramhall Cricket Club (Cheshire)

Role: Top order batsman

Route to Academy: Cheshire Emerging Players Programme