Twenty20 Academy Starlet Graduates to Surrey
Following a year of constant development, Twenty20 Academy member Aarush Gupta has this week made the step up to join the Surrey U10s. Aarush was first spotted by Twenty20 while we were coaching at his club, Weybridge.
He signed up to spend the winter taking part in our Saturday small group nets at Shrewsbury House School and quickly become a member of our Academy programme.
With the mixture of skills and tactical awareness developed in the Academy every other weekend through the winter - and the opportunity to practice and play weekly on Saturdays – his ability rapidly developed.
This progression saw him return to his club being asked to play a year group up (U10 as an U9) and resulted in him being one of the leading bowler in his side, showing glimpses of promise with the bat.
He continued to progress through summer where he competed with and pushed players four years older than him at the annual Academy Camp week, ending as the second leading wicket taker.
This stood him in good stead when it came to the district and county assessment, earning him the opportunity to spend the winter training with the best players in his age group in the county.
We wish him all the best for the winter and look forward to seeing him again in the summer.