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Surrey have registered Academy players Sheridon Gumbs and Tim Lloyd to play for the Club.

Gumbs and Lloyd, both 18 years old, will be available to play for the duration of this season’s Royal London Cup.

The pair will join fellow Academy player Yousef Majid in the squad for the 50 over competition.

The two young batters played key roles in Surrey U18’s recent victory over Middlesex in the ECB County Cup 50-over competition. Replying to 209ao, Gumbs scored an unbeaten 94 (132 balls, 12 fours) in an unbroken 169 run partnership with Lloyd, who was 73 not out (111 balls, 6 fours, 1 six).

Gumbs also recently broke the record for the highest score by a Surrey Academy player, scoring an unbeaten 259 against Essex in a Championship game. The previous best innings was by Dom Sibley who scored 224 in 2011.

Gumbs has been a part of the Surrey youth set up since the U14s, having previously been involved with the Berkshire pathway. Whilst Lloyd has represented Surrey since being a part of the U13 side.

Surrey’s Royal London Cup squad has been impacted by the Hundred with fourteen of Surrey’s Men’s First XI players either originally drafted, or subsequently called up, to take part in the tournament. The average age of the available squad is now a youthful 22 years and four months old.