Where are Durham’s cricket graduates now?

By Ollie Godden

Tom Westley’s brief England stint makes him Durham’s most recent success story, but joining him with international caps are Nick Compton and James Foster, the latter of whom was seen as one of the best glovemen in the country during his peak.

The southern contingent are joined by Laurie Evans and Freddie Van Den Bergh, who himself scored a century against an MCCU representative side last season for Surrey 2XI.

In the batch of most recent graduates, Ed Pollock, Charlie MacDonell and double centurion Cam Steele have excelled for northern counties this year.

Internationally, Shan Masood has represented Pakistan 12 times at test level, while Jamie Atkinson captains Hong Kong. A short trip across to Jersey and you’ll find Jake Dunford representing the Island.

Essex captain Cordelia Griffith graduated last year and was selected to play for Surrey Stars in the inaugural Kia Super League. Meanwhile, alumnus Holly Colvin remains a part of cricketing history as the youngest person to represent any senior England side, aged just 15 at the time.

Illustration: Faye Chua (with thanks to Nick Friend for research) 

Photograph: Ed g2s via Wikimedia Commons

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