Rawlins catches the eye of England scouts
Delray Rawlins has caught the attention of England cricket coaches and has been placed on a development list with the view to possibly being selected for the England Under-19 team.
The all-rounder, who attends Bedes Senior School in Sussex, is quickly establishing himself as a promising talent, with England taking notice.
He has received an invitation from the England and Wales Cricket Board to be on the England development programme long list, possibly to be selected for the EDP or England Under-19 team this summer.
“Over the coming months EDP scouts will be watching, observing and filing scouting reports on all long listed players,” Rawlins was told in a letter from the ECB, which was copied to his parents.
“This will occur at unspecified times over the summer period.
“Please be aware, by being nominated onto the EDP's long list does not guarantee you a place on the short list or the EDP programme.”
Rawlins, 18, is one of the island's top young talents, a left-arm spinner and left-handed batsman. Since the season started Rawlins has had knocks in the 50s, 60s and 70s and for Eastbourne in a Twenty20 match he scored 35 and claimed three wickets.
Rawlins made his debut for St George's in Cup Match in 2014, scoring 55 not out in the first innings and claiming three wickets in the match. Rawlins is also eligible to make his debut for Bailey's Bay in this year's Eastern Counties, although his availability looks to be in doubt with the latest opportunity.
Rawlins is a former Bermuda Under-19 captain who made his debut for the senior team at the age of 16 at the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Three Tournament in Malaysia.
He has also been playing for the Sussex Academy since last summer.