Greenmount’s Dan Stevens has been selected as reserve for the Scotland squad to compete in the ICC Under-19 World Cup between January 14th and February 5th this year.
The talented 18-year-old is part of the squad of 20 but has not travelled, being on call as first batting reserve in case of illness or injury.
He has been attending a number of intensive training camps at the Cricket Scotland facility in Dollar near Stirling for the past eight weeks, and while his teammates have been in quarantine in the Caribbean sun, has been practising in the somewhat cooler UK conditions at Cricket Asylum.
The Scotland squad have been drawn in something of a ‘group of death’ with West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka also in their section.
Dan returns to Sedbergh School this week but is ready to drop everything and head for Guyana if needed.
His progress and development is another example of the club’s flourishing junior cricket section that continues to bear fruit.