Three young Cornish cricketers spent Sunday working at the County Ground in Taunton alongside the rest of the youngsters on the Potential Somerset Player Programme (PSPP).
All rounder Lewis Goldsworthy is already part of the newly created PSPP and has been travelling up to Somerset headquarters regularly to train with the academy cricketers.
However, for left arm spinner Jacob MacDonald from Camborne and tall left arm seamer Freddy Stevenson from Bude, who are both part of the Cornwall Under 13 squad, it was a brand new experience.
Andrew Jones, acting Director of Development for Cornwall Cricket and under 13s manager, travelled with the boys alongside Cornwall under 13s coach James Long, said: ’The link we are developing with Somerset is going really well and it is something that some of us have wanted for a long time and to see it happening so quickly is really good.
’To see some of our youngsters here working in such a quality coaching environment is a real plus for us and we are over the moon about it and long may it continue.
’Somerset contacted us and asked if we had any left armers so I sent up some footage of the boys, one spinner and the other a seamer, and on the strength of that they invited them to have a session so they could see for themselves.