Lower Sixth Former Charlie Mumford’s excellent season in the crease has been recognised with a call up from the English Cricket Board (ECB).

Charlie has been selected to play in the ECB U19 ‘Super 4s’ competition, which will take place at the National Cricket Centre at Loughborough University on 26 July. The ECB select approximately 50 of the best young cricketers in the country and places them into four balanced teams to play in the tournament, which plays a big part in the selection of the England U19 squad.

Charlie has had an excellent season for the school, and he has continued his good form for Hampshire’s youth and 2nd XI teams, and so his selection for this tournament is very much deserved.

Gary Steer, Director of Cricket, told us, “Charlie has been outstanding for the school at all age groups both as a batsman and wicket keeper, and it comes as no surprise that he has been selected for the ECB super 4s. He has worked very hard on all areas of his game, and as a school, we are very proud of what he has achieved for Hampshire and us. We wish him all the very best at the tournament.”

Tom Brett, 1st XI Coach, added, “Charlie has led from the front for the 1st XI this season as a batsman and wicket keeper, and on many occasions he has demonstrated what a class act he is. However, his crowning glory was, without doubt, his superb hundred against Eton, which was one of the reasons he was deservedly awarded his major cricket colours. Charlie has developed into a very talented cricketer, and this is a fantastic opportunity for him to play in such a prestigious tournament with all the very best U19 players in the country.”

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