It is always nice to see one of your own gaining recognition at a higher level and I am thrilled to report on Derbyshire's Sam Conners being called up for England under-19s.
I had heard good things about the young seamer and was pleased to see that they were all true, when I saw him for myself at Belper last month.
He isn't especially quick, but he has a quicker ball and is capable of hurrying batsmen with it. He nips it around though and will doubtless increase in speed still further as he fills out.
Good news for him and his family.
Well done, Sam - and good luck!