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Acland Burghley cricketer to face world’s best

11 January, 2018 — By Steve Barnett

Luke Hollman is part of the 15-man squad representing England at the World Cup

THE best young cricketers from across the world have gathered in New Zealand ahead of the start of the Under-19s World Cup, which gets underway this weekend.

And right in the mix hoping to shine for his country will be Acland Burghley pupil Luke Hollman.

Luke is part of the 15-man squad representing England, where he will line up alongside North Middlesex Cricket Club team-mate Ethan Bamber. The duo are joined in the ranks by fellow Middlesex Academy members Jack Davies and Savin Perera.

From left: Hugh Teesdale, Joe Cracknell, Luke Hollman and Ethan Bamber after helping Middlesex beat Lancashire in the Under-17s county final

The action starts on Sunday when England play Namibia in their opening group game.

Luke, who lives in Tufnell Park, earned his first taste of international cricket after he was selected to play at the ECB’s Loughborough Super 4s competition last summer for the London and East side. From there the 17-year-old leg-spin bowler and top-order batsman was picked for England to tour South Africa in November, where he impressed yet again to earn another call-up for his country, this time for the Under-19s World Cup.

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