Young Tower Hamlets cricketers get county call up

Four Tower Hamlets youngsters have earned call-ups to Kent underage teams (pic: Graham Hodges)

Four Tower Hamlets youngsters have earned call-ups to Kent underage teams (pic: Graham Hodges) - Credit: Archant

Four selected to train with Kent underage teams

Tower Hamlets youngsters Nizam Ahmed, Abutahid Dulal, Mahfazur Rahman and Abul Hasnat all have been selected for the county age group for the Kent County winter 2016 squad.

After playing for Greenwich District in 2015, Ahmed, Dulal and Rahman all have been selected to trial for Kent County age groups.

They have been invited to attend four weeks of coaching session where the coaches and the managers will assess their skills and determine whether they will go on to attend two weeks of trials.

Following the completion of the assessment sessions, the County age group coaches and managers have selected Ahmed, Dulal and Rahman for the winter squad programme.


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All three will attend eight weeks of indoor training sessions followed by two outdoor training sessions where coaches will look to develop a number of attributes and skills.

During the assessments, coaches will cut the squad to just 14 for the summer season.

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All attendees will get a verbal assessment towards the end of the sessions giving an indication of their thoughts at that stage before a final judgement is made following the outdoor sessions.

The coaches will be looking for all the usual objects in terms of discipline/expectation, physical abilities, athleticism, concentration and desire/attitude.

Hasnat, who had not played any cricket since the summer season at Blackheath, was invited just for two weeks of trials at Canterbury.

Despite being out of practice and receiving only two weeks notice of his selection for trials, Hasnat impressed the coaches and managers with his skills and his strong performances throughout trials led to his selection for the under-17 winter squad.

Simon Willis, high performance director at Kent, has offered Hasnat one-to-one sessions.

Receiving coaching from such a high calibre coach will have an impact on Hasnat’s overall performance and particularly his batting skills, which could make all the difference for his selection for the summer squad.

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