Pacific's youth policy finally bears fruit...
Tue 12-Dec-2017 
 

Luke Hollman, Pacific's youngest ever player who made his debut aged 6 years and 238 days versus Strongroom in 2007, has been selected by England for the Under-19 World Cup which is being held in New Zealand this January. 

David Graveney, a member of the Under-19s selection panel with John Abrahams and Jon Lewis, noted that anyone who can learn to field at Wray and keep their limbs intact deserves a place in any international team.  A slightly drunk and jetlagged Pete Hollman, on return from watching Luke's successful tour of South Africa, was heard to cite the impressive influence of Pacific's child protection officers in preventing Luke's exposure to bad language, terrible fielding, cross the line slogs and half trackers, by sending him to North Middlesex to learn cricket.   

Current Pacific CC Chairman, Oli Haill, believes Luke will be the first of many to emerge from the clubs burgeoning pool of young talent.  There are high expectations that 2018 will be the breakthrough season for Tony Tambyrajah and his long overdue selection to Sri Lanka's Under-85s team.