ECAD newcomers called up to England Deaf trials
Ten players have been called up from outside of the England Deaf squad for two Twenty20 trial matches at Horley Cricket Club near Banbury, on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May.
Veterans Mike O'Mahony and Stefan Pichowski are joined by ECAD Academy vice-captain and fellow Surrey Deaf player, Martin Henderson and seven players aged 21 and under.
Cameron Sweeney (19 from Durham) played for the England Deaf Lions last summer and Luke Riley (14 from East Yorkshire) is a former Deaf Lions player but the other 5 are all either new to Deaf cricket or first timers at the elite Deaf level.
Maddox Colby is a Cambridgeshire under 14 county player who attended the now defunct ECB National Deaf Training Centre in 2015-16 and he is joined by Jack Moodie (21), Oliver Banham (13) both from Hampshire, Jamie Turnbull (17) from Cornwall and Alexander Barrett (14) from Staffordshire, who are all new to Deaf cricket since last summer following the extensive development work ECAD have been carrying out supported by funding from the ECB.
These players will be joined by some of the 20 strong England Deaf training squad for two Twenty20 matches.