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Sammu is one of Sri Lankan cricket’s next rising stars, aged just 23 years old. With an outstanding batting average of 45 in First Class cricket, Sammu hopes to be getting the national call up within the next 12-18 months max.
Ashan made his professional debut back in October 2016 for Sri Lanka A against West Indies A in a List A game, aged just 18. A very strong start to the season has meant Sammu has put himself him in the forefronts of the Sri Lankan selectors mind going into the winter. A very exciting talent and we look forward to supporting him for years to come.
Steven, an ex-England International and three-time Ashes winner, joins Woodstock with over 250 career International wickets and averages 30 in Test Match cricket with the ball.
Finn made his county debut for Middlesex as a 16-year-old in 2005, the youngest to do so since Fred Titmus in 1949, and was earmarked as an England prospect from his early days, representing England at all age-group levels from Under-16s upwards.
To this day, Steven remains the youngest ever English bowler to reach 50 International wickets just aged 22 years old. Finn joins the Woodstock team with a wealth of experience and will be a great ambassador for the brand, whilst he continues to perform for Middlesex CC.
Kjorn is a West Indian International batsman, who also plays for Barbados. Kjorn made his debut for the West Indians recently, aged 31 but has proven throughout his career that his powerful ball striking is one to be reckoned with.
With over 1,200 List A runs back home, at an average of nearly 30, Ottley very much earned his rightful call up to the national side and will certainly get many more chances to come in the future, fitting in well with the West Indian’s dynamic nature.
Joe joined Woodstock in 2012 before gaining a full contract with Worcestershire in 2013. He is 29 years old and is a very useful hard hitting all rounder. Joe has previously played for Shropshire, Staffordshire, Leeds Bradford MCCU where he made his first class debut.
Joe has very strong stats across all three formats as an all-rounder. He has two first class hundreds, 18 fifties and best first class bowling figures of 6-73. He also in the 2015 season took a hat-trick from the first three balls of a T20 game. Joe was rewarded with Captaincy after being vice Vice Captain for the 2016 season which is a fantastic achievement for someone so young.
We wish him every success and continue to enjoy watching his progress as one of our Woodstock brand ambassadors.
Jack Taylor is an off spinner and found his Gloucestershire first XI break in Twenty20 in 2011, taking a memorable 4 for 16 in victory over Somerset. He gradually took over as the club's first-choice spinner in first-class cricket too. Jack has made over 4500 first team runs and taken 130 wickets in all formats.
Taylor is a very useful batsman, too, an aggressive stroke maker who has made his ten first class Championship centuries. His danger with the bat was never more apparent than in a rain-affected Royal London tie against Derbyshire in Bristol when Gloucestershire chased a D/L recalculation of 68 in four overs, Taylor getting 41 from 14 balls.
His finest moment of his career so far I am sure was his Man of the Match winning performance in the Royal London One Day Cup Final against Surrey in 2015, making 35 with the bat and taking a 3fer with the ball.
Benny Howell is one of English limited overs cricket's shining lights. With a great number of change ups when bowling, his skill level with ball in hand has seen him picked up in numerous franchise tournaments globally. An integral part of the Gloucestershire side across all three formats, performing well with both bat and ball.
It is arguably his bowling that has gotten him noticed, with a number of different deliveries at his disposal that he uses at ease and with great effect. Winning the 2015 Royal L:ondon One Day Cup and being the T20 Blast's top wicket taker being two of his key achievements to this point. An England call up in white ball cricket is the one thing alluding him to this point, but it cannot be far away should he continue the all round form he has shown over the last few seasons.
Tom is a left arm orthodox bowler who can bat a bit too. Starting his career at Sussex he moved on to Middlesex and then on to Gloucestershire a couple of years ago. He enjoyed great success as part of the Gloucestershire 2015 Royal London One Day Cup winning side.
His left arm orthodox has claimed many a victim across all formats of the game and has made many a useful contribution with the bat. He has a highest first class score of 84 and has 269 1st XI wickets, including a Pro 40 hat-trick and two T20 5fers which is no mean feat!
Gavin is a Right arm fast Medium bowler who has been a professional since 2014. Currently with Leicestershire having spent time with home county Lancashire before moving to Hampshire on loan, still only 26 he has time to continually improve. With a best First Class bowling return of 6-49, 4-30 in List A and 3-14 in T20, he has the skills required to perform well across different formats in different conditions.