11:32AM, Monday 12 February 2018
Euan Woods (right) with Berkshire CCC captain James Morris.
All-rounder Euan Woods has been singled out by Jon Lewis as a player to watch following his form for England at the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
The former Wargrave CC player and The Piggott School pupil impressed the England squad’s head coach.
“I really like Euan’s bowling.
“I think there’s a really good off-spinner in there,” Lewis said.
“I think Euan’s been viewed as a batsman who bowls off spin.
“I view him probably as an off-spinner who’s a very good batter.
“The thing that’s impressed me the most about Euan is that he’s always come onto bowl when the pressure’s on and has been able to control the pace of the game.”
Woodsis part of the Surrey Academy and Lewis believes he could be on the way to earning a professional contract with the county.
He said: “In the game against Bangladesh, when we were wobbling a little bit, he showed some real composure in his innings and some real understanding of his role batting at five.
“There’s some work needs be done on his batting and stroke play, but I really do think there’s a very good off-spinning option there for Surrey.”
After an excellent group stage in the World Cup, recording three wins from three, England slipped-up in the quarter-final, losing to Australia before eventually beating the hosts New Zealand in their final game to record a seventh-placed finish.
Woods was part of an England squad which contained three other Berkshire players: Jack Davies, Tom Scriven and Ethan Bamber.
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