Market Deeping youngster tipped for an England call-up

Patrick Brown (left) after taking a catch during Finals Day in the 2018 T20 Blast.
Patrick Brown (left) after taking a catch during Finals Day in the 2018 T20 Blast.
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Market Deeping CC youngster Patrick Brown has been tipped for international T20 honours after confirming his status as one of the format’s leading bowlers by helping Worcestershire to T20 Blast glory at Edgbaston last weekend.

He bagged three wickets in a single over on his way to a personal best return of 4-21 in a semi-final win over Lancashire and then conceded just 15 runs in four overs in a final success over favourites Sussex.

His county captain, England all-rounder Moeen Ali, immediately tipped Brown to win an England cap, while current Test star Jimmy Anderson described Brown as ‘the find of the tournament.’

Moeen said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if Patrick gets something in the winter. I can see him getting an international chance in T20 or one-day matches.”

Anderson said: “Pat Brown is the find of the tournament. It’s a phenomenal effort for a 20 year-old. He had a good tournament but to come to Finals Day, when the pressure is on and show such amazing maturity, was superb. He looks as good as anyone I have seen in T20 cricket. He has got all the skills.”

Brown is studying for a degree in business management while playing for Worcestershire. He played for Deeping in the Lincs Premier Division before joining the first-class county’s academy.

“I might have to tell them I’ll be missing a few lectures,” Brown said. “T20 Finals Day is a good platform to get noticed and hopefully I have.”

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