Surrey Trio Receive Brian Johnston Scholarship

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Published: 28th April, 2018

Surrey youngsters Chloe Brewer, Nathan Barnwell and Ahmed Khan have all been awarded Brian Johnston Scholarships for 2018.

All three have been selected for the £600 grant in order to assist with the travel, coaching and equipment expenses of a young cricketer.

The support, on behalf of the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust, requires the players to provide two updates on their progress throughout the course of the year.

The news follows an excellent start to 2018 for Barnwell and Khan, who represented the Elite Performance Group during their pre-season tour of South Africa last month.

Barnwell, a right arm seamer and right handed batsman, is an U15 player from Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian CC and first played for a Surrey side aged nine.

Khan, a leg spinner and left handed top order batsman, is still eligible for U13 cricket at Spencer CC and has also been with Surrey since he was nine.

16-year-old Brewer, from the Magna Carta School, becomes the first girl on the Surrey pathway to receive the scholarship. The right handed bat and medium pacer also represents Sunbury Boys and Shepperton Ladies and first played for Surrey four years ago.

Academy Director Gareth Townsend said: “We are very grateful to the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust in supporting some of our emerging talent. It will certainly help in their pursuit of becoming the best players they can be for Surrey.”

Euan Woods and Rafih Jafri were chosen for the scholarship in 2016 before Woods and Bradley Currie were Surrey’s recipients¬†last summer.

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