Young guns will get their chance to fire this season

Eastbourne are set to put their faith in young talent as they attempt to blast their way back into the Premier at the first attempt.

Toby Finzel been a regular scorer in the Premier League and his knock against Blackheath displayed the qualities Eastbourne will require if they are to be successful in division two.

At 24, Finzel will be considered one of the senior members of the squad compared to the likes of young wicket keeper Jord Watts and, allrounder Ted Smith and bowler Harry Mcleod who 15 and 16-years-of-age. Teenagers Dan Wells and England under-19 and Sussex professional Callum Jackson add to the wealth of talented youngster s available for selection.

These players give skipper Mark Tomsett every reason for optimism this season and was key factor in keeping him at the club.

“I did have other offers in Sussex and also in the Surrey and Kent leagues. But to be honest I never seriously considered leaving. Eastbourne is my club and I like what we are trying to achieve here.

“If we can get the balance right, these young players can help us back into the Premier and to be a top three club in Sussex once again.”