Thornbury players Marc and Dan Lezar have enjoyed a successful cricket season
TWO young brothers who play cricket for Thornbury look set for a bright future after enjoying a successful summer.
Marc and Daniel Lezar are both part of the youth setup at Gloucestershire and on the fringes of international recognition.
Gloucestershire Academy all-rounder, Marc, 17, played two games for an England under-17s development towards the end of the summer with a view to being promoted to the under-19s next year. The pace bowler took 1-12 against England under-19s before playing against Bangladesh, where he finished with figures of 0-13 off four overs in the first innings and 2-24 off seven overs in the second innings.
Marc also played for Gloucestershire seconds, and took the wickets of Jon Lewis and Arun Harinath in their win against a strong Surrey second team. He was also thought to be close to selection for Gloucestershire’s last County Championship game of the season against Glamorgan last week after being registered by the ECB as a professional cricketer.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Daniel, 16, is in the Gloucestershire Emerging Players’ Programme (EPP) and recently played for the second team against Scotland when he scored 39 in a 105-run partnership with Dan Housego. He also attended England Talent Test, where coaches assessed his potential to play international cricket in the future, which could lead to future funding if he was successful.
The pair moved to Wales from South Africa in 2007 and joined Newport before going on to play for Welsh youth squads. They then decided to try their luck on this side of the Severn Bridge and had successful trials at Gloucestershire, with Daniel joining West of England Premier Two side Thornbury at the start of this year on the recommendation of Academy director Owen Dawkins with Marc following during the summer.
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