Published: 19th May, 2017
Surrey youngsters Euan Woods and Bradley Currie have been awarded Brian Johnston Scholarships for the 2017 season.
Woods and Currie, both 18, 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.
Speaking on the pair, Academy Director Gareth Townsend said: “We’re delighted that Euan and Bradley have received this support from the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust.
“It can go a long way to helping young cricketers fulfil their potential and we’ll see how they do in the rest of the summer.”
Woods, who joined the club in 2014, has been a regular presence in Surrey Second XI’s solid start to the Championship season which has seen them pick up two victories from their opening three matches.
The left-handed batsman, also capable of bowling off-spin, joined England U19s on their winter tour of India before travelling with the Academy to Sri Lanka in the spring.
After joining in 2016, Currie immediately became a key member of the U17s double-winning side of last summer.
The left-arm seamer, also featured on the Academy tour of Sri Lanka before joining back up with his school side in the early stages of the 2017 season.