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Sam Weller looking forward to busy pre-season with Oxford MCCU

Tuesday 24th March 2015

Men’s First Team

Kent Cricket Academy graduate Sam Weller will make the step up to the first team squad this summer but the 20-year-old from Chislehurst will have a busy start to the season as skipper of Oxford MCCU.

The Oxford Brookes University student will lead the team against four first-class counties in March and April.

Kent's new number 19 dismissed Leicestershire batsman Matthew Boyce in a friendly on Tuesday and returned figures of11-4-42-1.

He took the prized wicket of England batsman Jonathan Trott in April 2014 against Warwickshire at The Parks before impressing for Kent's second XI and earning a professional contract.

Speaking at the 2015 Kent Cricket poster shoot, Weller said: "I'm very happy to be appointed captain with first-class matches starting in April.

"Being part of the Kent first team setup is a great opportunity and I am looking forward to the new season."

The 6ft 2in pace prospect recently attended the Professional Cricketers Association's Rookie Camp and said: "The Camp was very valuable and provided us with a lot of information regarding being a professional cricketer as well as how the PCA can help us."

Meet the Kent Cricket squad at the annual Open Day at The Spitfire Ground from 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Saturday, May 3.

Learn from the pros, join in with cricket activities and get your copy of the 2015 squad poster. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

OXFORD MCCU 2015 FIXTURES

Tuesday 24 March, The Parks: Leicestershire CCC 11:00am starts – Friendly

Thursday 26 March, The Parks: Unicorns CC 11:00am start – Friendly

Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 April, The Parks: Worcestershire CCC 11:00am start – First Class 3 Day

Tuesday 7 – Thursday 9 April, The Parks: Middlesex CCC 11:00am start – First Class 3 Day

Sunday 12 – Tuesday 14 April, The Parks: Surrey CCC 11:00am start all days – Non-First Class 3 Day

Monday 20 April, Away: Leeds & Bradford MCCU 12:30pm start – BUCS Premier A

Tuesday 21 – Wednesday 22 April, Away: Leeds & Bradford MCCU 11:00am start both days – MCCU 2 Day Championship

Monday 27 April, Away: Cardiff MCCU 12:30pm start – BUCS Premier A

Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 April, Away: Cardiff MCCU 11:00am starts – MCCU Championship

Wednesday 6 May, The Parks: Durham MCCU 12:30pm start – BUCS Premier A

Thursday 7 – Friday 8 May, The Parks: Durham MCCU 11:00am start – MCCU 2 Day Championship

Monday 11 May, Away: Cambridge MCCU 12:30pm start – BUCS Premier A

Tuesday 12 – Wednesday 13 May, Away: Cambridge MCCU 11:00am start both days – MCCU 2 Day Championship

Tuesday 26 May, The Parks: Loughborough MCCU 12:30pm start – BUCS Premier A

Tue 15 – Wed 16 April, The Parks: Loughborough MCCU 11:00am start both days – MCCU Championship

Wednesday 4 June, The Parks: Southampton Solent University 12:30pm start. BUCS Premier A

Friday 5 June, The Parks: MCCU Twenty20 Tournament