Largo’s cricket future is in safe hands

Largo Cricket Club's Ryan Brown.
Largo Cricket Club's Ryan Brown.

Largo Cricket Club has reflected on a good 2013 season for its junior players.

Besides all junior teams performing exceptionally well at a local and regional level, both the under 13s and under 15s reached the semi-final stages of the ECB Qualifying Cup and the Scottish Cup competing against long established clubs in the top flight of Scottish cricket.

Largo has also been well represented in all age groups in the Fife, Tayside and Fife and Caledonia ranks with Hughes Gillin progressing through the system to national level joining his sister, Briony, and Ryan Brown both already in the national ranks.

Largo first XI regulars, Ryan and Hughes, have had outstanding seasons for their respective Scottish age group teams.

For the Scotland u15s, Hughes was the top wicket-taker with 23 wickets his best figures of five for 46 coming against Cumbria.

Remarkably, also with 23 wickets, Ryan was the top wicket-taker for the u17s, his best figures coming in the match against Ireland where he took four for 11.

Off-spinner Ryan’s performances for Scotland u17s throughout the season so impressed selectors that he was included in the Scottish Development squad which played Gloucestershire at the City Ground, Bristol last week.

In the rain effected, drawn match Ryan took three for 19 in the Gloucester second innings.

This was a great experience for Ryan playing in a team with older players most of whom will be representing Scotland in the U19 World Cup.

With the season due to draw to a close this weekend many youngsters are already looking forward to starting indoor coaching in preparation to hit the ground running again next season.