Critchley awarded Overseas Placement by ECB

Monday 19th September 2016
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Written by Danny Painter

Matt Critchley has been selected as one of nine players to be awarded an Overseas Placement this winter, as part of the ECB’s men’s International Pathway set up.

The 20-year-old, who this weekend signed a new four-year deal keeping him at Derbyshire until 2020, will be based in Sydney, Australia, with Mason Crane from Hampshire.

This is the second time that Critchley has gained recognition from the ECB after he was asked to train with the England Lions in Abu Dhabi during January 2016.

In addition to the Overseas Placement, Critchley will also gain specialist coaching from Australia legend and fellow leg-spinner Shane Warne as part of a specialist coaching programme at Lord’s next week.

The placement is designed to help young talented crickets develop their independence as well as their cricketing skills, and they will work closely with local experts such as Warwickshire’s former New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel, the former Australia leg-spinner Stuart MacGill, and the renowned Western Australia batting coach Neil Holder.

Overseas Placements: Matthew Carter (Nottinghamshire) and Rob Sayer (Leicestershire) – Wellington; Mason Crane (Hampshire) and Matt Critchley (Derbyshire) – Sydney

Dominic Bess (Somerset) – Adelaide; Tom Abell (Somerset), Aneurin Donald (Glamorgan), Dan Lawrence (Essex) and Tom Moores (Nottinghamshire) – Perth.

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