Hampshire Award Islanders Scholarships
Hampshire Cricket are pleased to have awarded scholarships to promising youngsters Ben Duggan, Josh McCoy, Jake Goodwin and Calvin Dickinson.|
The scholarships will see the quartet commence their winter training programmes at the Ageas Bowl in November before heading to Durban, South Africa to continue their development in January.
The players will also link up with former Hampshire Cricket Head Coach Dale Benkenstein during their time in South Africa, before returning back to the UK in March to begin their final preparations for the 2017 season.
All four players will then start the season as part of the Hampshire Second XI.
We’re delighted to award scholarships to these four young prospects. Ben, Josh and Jake have shown real promise during their time so far with the Academy and Second XI and I’m certain that this scholarship experience will help further their development.
Calvin is also someone that we are pleased to have on board having performed well for Oxford MCCU and MCC Universities last year - this is a good opportunity for the guys and one that they are looking forward to getting stuck into.
Giles White, Hampshire Director Of Cricket
18-year-old batsman Duggan and all-rounder McCoy have featured prominently for Hampshire Academy and Hampshire Second XI over the previous two seasons, whilst McCoy was also selected to represent England U19s for the first time in August this year.
Fellow 18-year-old all-rounder Goodwin – a third year product of the Hampshire Academy and Hampshire Second XI – also impressed this season and the right-hander was named in Hampshire’s First XI for the first time in July, making his debut in a NatWest T20 Blast fixture against Somerset.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Dickinson, 19, caught the eye having been a prominent performer for Oxford MCCU and MCC Universities in their respective 2016 campaigns.
Dickinson also has links to the region, having previously represented Isle of Wight side, Ryde, as a youngster.