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Cricketer prepares for an Arabian adventure

24 Jan 2017

AN opening batsmen will enjoy the heat of competition as he joins his county squad on an Arabian tour.
Barnard Castle School pupil Finn Usher has been selected by Durham County Cricket to join its junior academy squad in an intensive training and match tour of the United Arab Emirates.
The 14-strong squad will spend 10 days in the UAE, from March 21, playing some of the best young prospects in the world.
“I am really looking forward to it,” said Finn, 15, of Barnard Castle. “After a long winter of indoor nets, playing in the heat of UAE will be the perfect way to prepare for the coming season.”
Barnard Castle School’s cricket master and coach Ben Usher said: “It will be an incredibly intense trip of training and matches.
“There is a competition on at the time and, while not directly involved in that, the Durham junior squad will get the opportunity to play against some top class cricketers and expand their horizons at an international venue.”