Wiltshire based Sam joins the Academy for his first year as an U16. Sam excelled for Andover 1st XI last season and when called into the CAG teams for Hampshire, Sam continued his excellent form. Having been on Swindon Town's Academy until 2022, Sam now focuses his time and attention on being a top order batter for Hampshire. His mature and dominant performances in 2022 led Sam to choose cricket ahead of football and we look forward to seeing this decision pay off.
As a leg-spinning all-rounder, Ethan is an exciting modern-day cricketer. Having come through the Hampshire age groups to gain selection onto the Hampshire Academy for a second year. After impressive performances for the Academy team in the Southern Premier League in 2023, Ethan made his Second XI debut in the 2022 season. Ethan is another Bashley Rydal player to gain a place on the Hampshire Academy.
Tom re-joins the Academy for his second year after a really positive 2022 season for the Hampshire County Age Groups and Academy Teams. Tom also featured in the Second XI on a regular basis in 2022. The hard hitting New Forest youngster has more than earnt his place again with some explosive performances with bat and ball. Tom is one to watch out for in T20 / 100 ball cricket especially. When not playing for Hampshire, Tom plays his club cricket at Totton & Eling.
Oli joins the Hampshire Academy in his U16 year, Oli led the attack at the Bunbury festival in 2022 for the 2nd year running, having been selected by the South & West for 2 years running. A seam bowler and lower order batter Oli is another Hampshire pathway product, coming through into the CAG squads through our bowling group programmes. Oli featured a lot across the U15’s – U18’s and Academy teams last season becoming a really dependable bowler in all teams.
Eddie is the latest Canford school pupil to join the Hampshire Academy after Felix Organ and Tom Prest in recent years. A tall opening bowler and exciting middle order batter, Eddie has more than earnt his second year with us for 2023 having had somewhat of a breakthrough season. Eddie is another Hampshire player to have been selected to represent the Young Lions in 2022. He has also gained a place on the Australia tour alongside Dom Kelly and Joseph Eckland.
Dom heads into his third year as a Hampshire Academy player. With some superb performances last year, he made his First XI debut in the First Class format against Sri Lanka and against Lancashire in the Royal London Cup. Dom is a genuine all-rounder across all formats and with his ability being recognised by the Young Lions' (England U19) selectors as Dom played last season as an U16 and has also gained selection for 2023 and the Australia trip in January.
Wilf La Fontaine Jackson
2023 is the first year on the Academy for Wilf as an U18, the Winchester raised top order batter, and a product of the CAG system at Hampshire. Wilf had a really successful 2022 season across all formats. He made his Second XI debut last season and excelled in the U18’s T20’s. Completing his education at Winchester College and when not on Academy duty he plays his club cricket for St Cross in Winchester. Wilf can also keep wicket when called upon.
Rowledge based Ethan played a lot of games last season across many different Hampshire teams. An accurate seamer and middle order batter, Ethan contributed with bat and ball in many games in 2022. He featured often in the 2nd XI teams throughout the season. As an U18, this is Ethan's first season on the Academy and his place was well earnt. We look forward to seeing much more in 2023 from this Hampshire pathway product.
Louis joins for his first year on the Academy as an U17. Louis was late into cricket, joining the RPC programme as an U12 and quickly showing promise with bat and ball, moving into the CAG and development squads in quick time. Louis is an off spinning allrounder and athletic fielder, often excelling in the shorter format of the game. Poole based Louis plays his club cricket at Bashley Rydal however last season he featured heavily in the Academy and U18’s teams.
This will be Jude’s second year as an Hampshire Academy player. Jude has shown real promise with bat and ball, across all formats. He has had some strong performances across all the Hampshire teams and played in the Second XI again in 2022. When not in a Hampshire shirt Jude plays his club cricket at Alton CC. A whole hearted player who we look forward to seeing much more of in the 2023 season.