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Taunton cricketers experience Sri Lanka with Somerset County Cricket Club

Posted: 4th April 2022

Five Taunton School cricket players and one recent Old Tauntonian were given the opportunity to play at the international cricket stadium in Sri Lanka with Somerset County Cricket Club.

The students, who represent the U18s Girls, Academy and U15s Boys teams with Somerset County Cricket Club, travelled to the country in South Asia to play a series of test matches and experience different conditions and climates.

Cricket tours are an important part of academy-level cricket training, and Taunton’s Cricket Club are exploring the possibility of future tours to the UAE or Sri Lanka next year.

Taunton School Year 10 student and SCC U15 player Kian said, “Playing in Sri Lanka was a wonderful experience – particularly playing at the Rangiri Dambulla international stadium. I learnt that playing against spin, you need to move really well to either get to the pitch of the ball or get off the ball to play it on the back foot. The things that I really enjoyed were being able to see what the lifestyle was like for Sri Lankans and being able to see what they did in their everyday lives.”

Learn more about Taunton School’s cricket programme here.

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