Finch and Jackson stay in Sussex academy
England Under-19 squad members Harry Finch and Callum Jackson are among nine players retained in Sussex’s academy for this season.
Finch and Jackson have been named in the England U19 party to tour South Africa this month and next. They have kept their Sussex academy places alongside Georgia Adams, Ollie Graham, Josh Hayward, Elliott Hooper, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Tim Moses and Abidine Sakande, who is part of the England Development Programme.
Leo Cammish and Ben Shoare have been added to the academy, having impressed in a two-moth trial period and a recent trip to Cape Town. Both have represented the county from under-13 level and played in the Sussex Premier League.
Cammish, a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, last year featured for Sussex’s development XI. Shoare, a right-handed opening batsman who can also bowl off-spin, most recently played for Horsham.
All 11 players are given a bespoke yearly programme covering physical, technical, mental, tactical and life skills. These are delivered by Sussex's professional coaching staff, primarily on a one-to-one basis, with all programmes overseen by cricket performance manager and academy director Keith Greenfield.
Greenfield said: "We are looking forward to continuing the work we have started with the majority of this group.
"We're excited by the addition of Ben and Leo and how far we can progress them all and the whole group as players and as importantly, people and leaders."