Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Life After Hymers > Sam's Cricket Success

Sam's Cricket Success

Sam Elstone (OH 2011-19) was selected to play for U19 Cricket Scotland
Sam Elstone
Sam Elstone

OH Sam Elstone, a pupil at Hymers from 2011 to 2019, recently represented Scotland at the ICC Under 19s World Cup in the West Indies.

Sam was a keen cricketer whilst at Hymers, and represented Yorkshire age-group sides whilst at the school. He moved away from the area aged 16, but continued to play at his new school and for Weston-Super-Mare CC 1st XI and Somerset Under 18s. He also played a handful of matches for Somerset 2nd XI, competing against former England players such as Steve Finn and Dom Sibley.

Having been born near Glasgow, Sam represented Scotland at Under 15 and Under 17, and was selected for the U19 World Cup squad for the qualifying tournament in Spain in September and the finals, held in the West Indies in January, where he played against Australia, Sri Lanka, and West Indies.

Sam described the experience as ‘unforgettable’ although it was somewhat marred by covid restrictions which meant the players could not travel outside the playing grounds and hotel resorts, and by Scotland’s rather disappointing performance in their matches.

Sam is now a student at Cardiff University where he is a member of the UCCE cricket squad.

Similar stories

Dhriti Sharma, OH 2021-23, is currently in her first year at Liverpool University studying More...

Andy Brown, OH 1984-94, spoke to the Sixth Form Engineering Society More...

Claire Charman (née Robinson), OH 1990-95 is Head of Commercial Division at Stamp Jackson More...

Phil Almond, OH 1997-2001, remembers singing for the late Queen as she distributed Royal M More...

Celebrated on 8 March, the global day recognises the social, economic, cultural and politi More...

Finlay Ulrick, OH 2008-16, left Hymers College to establish a successful ice-hockey career More...

Oliver Cook, OH 1990-99, played for England Rugby 7s in 2009 More...

Peter Cowley, OH 1964-73, is shortly publishing a memoir, which covers some of the challen More...

Most read

Dhriti Sharma, OH 2021-23, is currently in her first year at Liverpool University studying Computer Science More...

Mr King with Mrs Chorlton

Neil King was Director of Sixth Form and Head of English, starting at the school in 1974 More...

To many, she was the 'Mum' of the school; Senior Mistress and English Teacher, Mary Chorlton taught at Hymers College for 19 years More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech