Bell-Drummond became England Under-19s’ leading run-scorer in April 2012 during his first international hundred, overtaking Billy Godleman.
That 103 came en route to victory over hosts Australia in a Quadrangular Series ahead of the 2012 U19 World Cup there, for which Bell-Drummond was selected.
After signing a three-year deal with Kent in September 2010, the right-handed batsman found first-team appearances hard to come by at Canterbury due to the familiar opening partnership of Joe Denly and captain Rob Key.
However, he made a huge impression on his first-class debut against Loughborough in May 2011, scoring 80 off 123 balls and sharing a second-wicket partnership of 116 with fellow youngster Sam Northeast.
A prolific scorer for Millfield School, Bell-Drummond was called up to the England Under-19 squad to face Sri Lanka in two Tests in the summer of 2010 aged just 16 and, despite his lack of Kent first-team opportunities, remained part of the side for the next two years.
In 2011 he played in three LV= County Championship and five Clydesdale Bank 40 matches but, despite Denly’s move to Middlesex, Bell-Drummond still has to bide his time in Kent’s second XI during 2012.