The Townsend brothers are doing great things at Stoke and getting good local media coverage; but, Dad and Sid appear to have upped the ante by recently getting a mention in The Times:
Big congrats to Gareth Townsend as the Surrey CCC Academy was given a 100% mark in its annual ECB review.
Here are extracts from an article posted on the Surrey CCC web-site:
Conducted by former England Chairman of Selectors David Graveney, the review concluded that Academy Director Gareth Townsend “should be commended on running an Outstanding Academy programme, which delivers on its objectives of developing cricketers and people.”
An article, (lengthy but an excellent read), about Surrey CCC appeared this week on CricInfo.
A few people with connections to Stoke, (Gareth T, Jade Dernbach – who presented our colts’ awards a few years back; Arun Harinath – who visited the Stoke to watch our U19 T20 game hours after he made the first of his two tons at Guildford), are mentioned.
2015 was a breakthrough year for Jack Townsend; finishing the year as the second highest wicket-taker in the 2nd XI, and his overall contribution to the team saw him nominated by his fellow squad players as the recipient of the Australia Cup, the youngest ever to win the award.