THE First Class Cricket Coaching academy are celebrating another season of success as they continue their search for the next Ashes hero.
FCCC’s talented youngsters were honoured at a recent awards ceremony, with Sussex starlet Callum Jackson on hand to present the trophies.
Among the winners was Haywards Heath ace Ollie Graham, who was named Player of the Year for the U-19s. Lindfield youngster Freddie Longley picked up the same award for the U-11s, while Cuckfield’s Dominic Sear was the U-15s’ Most Improved Player.
Jamie Atkins, Archit Patel, James Russell, Tom Haines, Conor Golding and Ben Shoare were the other winners on the night.
The Handcross-based academy boasts a glut of county and area players and are developing innovative programmes to unearth the next gem. Co-founder Raj Chaudhuri said: “We want to offer free coaching and help with funding one-to-one sessions.”