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Jersey batsman Carlyon in pro talks

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HARRISON CARLYON is in talks with an English cricket club about becoming their overseas professional player next season.

Farmers Caesareans batsman Harrison Carlyon is playing club cricket in Sydney during the winter Picture: DAVID FERGUSON

The batsman, who has played a significant role in Jersey’s recent World Cup qualifiers, is currently Down Under playing his cricket through the Jersey winter for Sydney-based side Fairfield Liverpool.

The teenager has big plans for the coming year when he returns from Australia, including more victories with Jersey in Uganda and possibly plying his club cricket in the UK.

He said: ‘I’m looking forward to next season. I’m currently in talks with a club in England who have asked me to be their overseas pro for the summer, so I’m hopefully looking to try and get the contract signed within the next month if we can agree on terms.

‘And I’m looking forward to the next 50-over World Challenge League B with the guys out in Uganda.’

Carlyon is currently playing alongside State-contracted players in Australia and other overseas professionals such as Derbyshire’s Matt Critchley. He is hopeful that working alongside such big-name players will only be good for his development.

‘It has been good picking their brains on batting and bowling,' he said.

‘It’s also been good playing on a range of different wickets out here, some fast and bouncy, others low, slow and taking spin. That’s helped me learn how to play on these wickets and hopefully stands me in good stead when it comes to Jersey.'

Full story in Tuesday's JEP.

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