We are delighted to announce that Rahul Sheemar has been awarded a two-year place on Essex County Cricket Club’s academy programme. Rahul impressed Essex academy director John Childs with his ability and attitude during the winter’s Emerging Player Programme (EPP).

In addition Rahul, who is also Bedfordshire’s U14 captain, has been selected to represent London and East at the prestigious U15 Bunbury Festival despite still being under 14.

Gary Steer, Director of Cricket at Bedford School, commented, “Rahul has had a very good season for the school, in particular with his off spin bowling. He captained the U14 A squad and also managed to gain selection for the 1st XI at the back end of the season. He has done very well to not only secure a two-year academy contract with Essex but also gain selection for the London and East Regional squad for this year’s U15 Bunbury Festival. Rahul is without doubt a very talented all-round cricketer and, hopefully, this is the start of a very bright future in the game for him.”

We wish him the best of luck.

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