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XtraTime's Stars of the Future 2017: Cricket and Fin Trenouth

Create: 02/10/2017 - 00:00
Google 'Fin Trenouth' and notwithstanding a name straight out of Poldark, you rapidly learn that the description of rising star is perhaps an understatement for this Bristol cricketing youngster. Last season, the 18-year-old enjoyed a day that most players can only dream about when he struck an unbeaten 332 while batting for Somerset under-17s against Hampshire, the highest score for any county player in that age group in any ECB match. All the more remarkable was that his record-breaking score came from just 307 balls.

Fin said: “I don’t think I will ever feel like that again as I did at the end of that innings against Hampshire. Everything I seemed to hit came off. I was a 120 not out overnight but I just went back and chilled out, watching some TV, and I didn’t think about achieving a high score. Anyway my coach always says ‘you have not scored enough runs’. It was my first double hundred but I just kept thinking ‘keep batting’ and somehow everything seemed to work. However, by the time I got to 300 we were nine wickets down so I realised I would not get many more. When I got back into the pavilion my coach said ‘it’s never enough, eh!’
Unfortunately my parents were on holiday in Greece during the match so they didn’t see me, although I think my dad was on the Total Cricket Scorer website for the entire time they were away.
Currently I have two sessions a week with Steve Snell at Somerset as well as four one-to-one sessions at school each week, plus fitness training. In the summer it's cricket and revising for exams, all day, every day.
I don’t really model myself on anybody in terms of playing style but I do praise players like Jos Buttler, who are dynamic from ball one. I would love to play for Somerset, it’s the next step for me along with hopefully getting on a Young Lions tour either next summer or next winter.”
Key achievements: 2016 – Joins Somerset Academy, plays for Somerset 2nd XI against MCC Young Cricketers and Glamorgan 2nd XI, scores 322no for Somerset under-17s v Hampshire; 2014 – Scores 102no from 112 balls for Somerset under-15s against Cornwall; 2013 – Plays first under-14 match for Somerset.

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Andrew Kerslake
Andrew Kerslake is the Managing Director of XtraTime. He has worked as a freelance sports journalist covering both football and cricket and written and broadcast journalism. In another life he was also Professor of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University.