Another of Peterborough Town’s promising youngsters gets England call

David Sayer bowling for Peterborough Town during the National Club Twenty20 quarter-final at Wanstead CC. Photo: Martin Green
David Sayer bowling for Peterborough Town during the National Club Twenty20 quarter-final at Wanstead CC. Photo: Martin Green
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A second member of the Sayer family from Ramsey St Mary’s has been called up by England for an overseas tour.

Last winter Rob Sayer (19) went to the United Arab Emirates with England to play in the Under 19 World Cup - and he did very well.

Now younger brother David, a 17 year-old fast bowler, has been included in the England Under 17 squad to tour Dubai in February 2015.

He flies out on 11 February and returns on 28 February but at the moment is unaware of the itinerary .

“I assume it will involve a series of one-day matches but I’ve no idea who they’ll be against,” he said.

“I only got the call on Tuesday (2 December) from David Graveney to say I’d be going. The details will follow in the next few days.

“I’m obviously thrilled and am really looking forward to it.

“I played in South Africa for Hunts last October and that was a fantastic experience.

“It’s been quite a year for me. I got into the Peterborough Town first team and didn’t do too bad. I took 19 wickets and got a few runs and I was pleased with that.

“I really enjoyed playing for Town and learned a lot.

“I’m also at the Leicestershire Academy so it’s all going well for me at the moment.”

David is currently studying sport and exercise science at Huntingdon Regional College and would love to become a full-time cricketer... just like his big brother.

Off-spinner Rob has been awarded a summer contract with Leicestershire until the end of the 2016 season.

He suffered an injury during 2014 that restricted him to a handful of appearances in the first and second team, although he did play for Leicestershire against India and Leeds-Bradford MCCU.

Both Rob and David came through the youth system of the Huntingdonshire Cricket Board.

David also featured in the county’s adult sides, with his performances earning him the county’s youth player of the year award in 2013.