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Sammu Ashan

 

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 Finn

 

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 Ottley

 

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.

Rikki Wessels

Wessels, the Australian born, moved to England when he was 18 to pursue his cricketing career and joined Northamptonshire in 2004.. where it all begun. Fast forward 17 years, Riki has over 21,000 professional career runs, including over 11,000 in FC cricket.

Wessels joined Nottinghamshire in 2011 as a back-up to Chris Read, but soon became a household name there passing 1,000 FC runs in 2014 & 15. Wessels formed a dynamic partnership with Alex Hales at the top order and became the first ever Notts player to get a t20 hundred in a dominant 2017 season, which saw the Outlaws lift both white ball trophies.

At 32, Riki has now joined Worcestershire and will continue to display his power hitting ability throughout the season.

Joe Leach

 

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.

Sheldon Cottrell

 

Sheldon is a West Indian cricketer, who plays his part in all the major franchise tournaments around world including the IPL and CPL. An opening bowler, with the ability to swing the ball, he can be a real menace for the top order. Sheldon made his International debut against India in 2013 and since then has picked up 87 wickets across all three formats.

Nowadays, more renowned for his white ball bowling, he holds an impressive t20i bowling average of 20 and is a key part of the West Indies ODI set up, making 9 appearances at the 2019 World Cup and collecting 12 wickets overall, with best figures of 4-56 against New Zealand.

Mark Adair

 

Mark is an Irish International cricketer, who made his International debut back in 2019 against England in an ODI and since then has picked up 50 wickets across all three formats of the game. At the young age of 24, Mark has a very promising career ahead of him.

When Mark is not on International duty, he plays his club cricket for the Northern Knights in which he has an impressive t20 bowling average of just over 18. Mark’s first ever first class wicket was an impressive one of Marcus Trescothick on his debut in 2014.

Jack Taylor

 

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

 

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 Smith

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 Griffiths

 

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. 

Josh Poysden

 

A friend of Woodstock since the beginning, Josh has had a remarkable career. First coming to Woodstock's attention as a 15yo playing for Brighton & Hove he has progressed incredibly well, even claiming the wicket of Michael Clarke in an A Grade game in Sydney a couple of winters ago!

He made his first, first-class appearance in the 2011 season, against Surrey. Poysden scored 47 runs in Cambridge MCCU's first-innings, before being dismissed by Matthew Spriegel. He also took three wickets in the match. On 31 July 2015, Poysden took a catch to dismiss Mitchell Starc off the bowling of Moeen Ali while fielding as a substitute in the third Ashes Test match and having spent time with Warwickshire is now a contracted Yorkshire CCC professional.

A very capable leg spinner across all three formats, Josh continues to grow into his career as a first class cricketer and we look forward to continually supporting him on his journey.

Isaac Dilkes Kent 2nd England U19

 

Isaac has a academy scholarship at Kent CC, and has captained them since U13’s. Isaac played for Canterbury CC in 2018 scoring over 1000 runs and a high score of 157* helping them gain promotion to the Kent Premier League where he will captain the side for this season at age 18.

Isaac has recently trained with England U19’s where he is known by the coach as a aggressive opening batsman, superb fielder and a useful leg spin.

We look forward to supporting Isaac as his young career flourishes and he fulfills his undoubted great potential.