Great news in from Kevin, our Director of Colts Cricket who writes:
Just to share some information from Surrey’s Performance Department. This attached letter from Academy Director Gareth Townsend, (Gareth Townsend Letter), provides background to some tweaks they are looking to introduce to their junior talent ID programme from Under 10 upwards.
Over the years they have identified between 70% to 90% of players in their programme come from just 30 clubs countywide. Stoke, and reps from the other 29 were invited to a meeting just before Christmas, the slides from this presentation can be viewed here: Meeting with Key Clubs
A closer relationship with clubs, they hope, will improve player development for those currently in the system, and potentially improve their scouting capabilities for any players they may be missing.
The 30 clubs are divided into three groups, each will have a dedicated contact, Matthew Spriegel the former Surrey & Northants player will be looking after us.
For players in the system, Surrey aim to be better at giving clubs feedback to be better joined up regarding player development.
Welcome on board, Matt! See you at Stoke soon.