Scott McKechnie agrees one-year contract with MCC Young Cricketers
Scott McKechnie hopes winning a one-year contract with MCC
Young Cricketers will lead to a career in the sport.
The 20-year-old Salford-born batsman-wicketkeeper joins the new
intake at Lord’s on April 1, which includes two famous sporting
sons Liam Gough, son of former Yorkshire and England fast bowler
Darren, and Jamie Hoddle, son of the former England manager
McKechnie, who lives at New Ash Green, and plays in the Shepherd
Neame Kent Premier League for Hartley, was a late starter in the
He said: "I played football, cricket and badminton until I was
12 and only took up cricket after watching my stepfather play a few
village games and thinking ‘I could do that’."
He has played 2nd XI matches for several counties including
Kent, Essex and Durham, as well as working with Simon Willis and
Phil Relf at the St Lawrence Ground.
McKechnie’s first MCC Young Cricketers trial – at Lancashire two
years ago – was washed out but he is preparing for his first trip,
a 10-day visit to Abu Dhabi, which begins next week and includes
games against Lancashire and Durham
He said: "It’s a one-year rolling contract and I am looking
forward to it.
"It gives me something to build toward and I see it as a step in
the right direction."
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