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Gresham’s cricketer joins County Cricket Club Academy Programme

Year 9 pupil, Ben Wilcox (T) has been selected to join Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s Supported Talented Age Group (STAG) player programme for the second year running.

All-rounder Ben, who is part of the Norfolk Cricket Board’s Emerging Players Programme (EPP), led by former first-class cricketer and Gresham’s Cricket Coach, Chris Brown, has already featured in Norfolk’s U14 and U15 teams.

Ben, who was knocked for six when he received his contract said: “I was really surprised and I am so excited!” Ben began playing cricket when he was seven and looks to Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow for on pitch inspiration.

Chris Brown, who has coached Ben through Norfolk’s EPP, has provided an unrivalled link and pathway for talented players in Norfolk through to Northamptonshire CCC, Essex CCC and Nottinghamshire CCC where he currently works on their Academy programme.

Ben will follow a programme of cricket skills and conditioning based training set up by Chris Brown and the STAG Academy Director, Matt Wood. Ben can also look forward to professional fitness assessments and lifestyle support provided by Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.