Phoenix Sherry is hoping to follow in Olly Stone’s footsteps.

CRICKET: North Runcton’s Phoenix Sherry has been selected for the Norfolk Cricket Emerging Player Programme.

It facilitates a connection between the county’s elite youth cricketers and first class academies, with Norfolk currently paired with Nottinghamshire. 

Norfolk Cricket Board’s high-performance coach Chris Brown said that since 2007, 15 players had progressed to first class academies, the most notable being England Test player Olly Stone.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Phoenix to develop his cricketing skills and showcase his talent,” he said.

Sherry is a pupil at Wisbech Grammar School and head of cricket Neil Taylor said: “He is a leg-spin bowler with lots of potentials. He has worked exceptionally hard, physically and technically, and thoroughly deserves his place on the EPP.

“He will represent the school’s first XI this season and we look forward to continuing to support him.”