Prithvi Shaw returned to the UK to play gain further experience. This time we felt it prudent to have him playing competitive league cricket so he spent the summer playing for Cleethorpes CC, under the leadership of former minor counties skipper Bill Kirby. Prithvi had a reasonable outing averaging 30 at a strike rate of 81….not bad for a 15 year old!

Ramakrishnan Natarajan was a young underprivileged cricketer being mentored by India and Chennai Superkings spinner R Ashwin. Rama was a talented batsman and a bowler who could bowl both left arm spin and right arm pace! He attended Kings College in Taunton for 15 days and benefitted greatly from the intense regime designed by the head of cricket there.

Vikas Dixit who had come the preceding year continued to gain experience by playing league cricket in London for the Old Merchant Taylors club.

Harshvardhan Patil from the Dilip Vengsarkar academy in Pune attended Cheadle Hulme school for eight weeks and was very involved in all aspects of school life. He is now playing state level U-19 cricket in India.