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Foakes flourishing during Indian tour
FRINTON cricketer Ben Foakes feels he is reaping the rewards of an “awesome” tour of India.
The Essex batsman is in the sub-continent with the England Performance Programme.
So far he and his team-mates have romped to victory in two three-day games against the DY Patil Academy XI and Foakes smashed 90 from 94 balls in the opener, in Mumbai.
“It’s been awesome,” said the 19-year-old, who will play club cricket for Frinton again next summer and lives in Kirby-le-Soken.
“The conditions have been pretty tough and they’re typical slow, ragged Indian wickets.
“It challenges you, but that’s what here for and it’s been a great experience so far.
“I feel comfortable at this level.
“I was a a bit nervous before the first game, as you’d expect, so it was nice to get a few runs.
“The standard is so high and it’s been great training with top-class bowlers and very beneficial to my progress.
“Being involved here has been a great way to finish 2012.
“It’s been a great opportunity and one I wouldn’t have thought possible this time last year.”