Published on: Friday, April 1, 2022

James R's all-round sporting ability was recognised while at King's Hall School where he excelled at hockey, golf, squash and cricket, and played a key part in helping the School win the English Schools Cricket Association Under 13 title.

While at King’s College, James joined the Somerset Academy at the age of 15, and this cricketing talent has been nurtured and developed with the support of the King’s sports department.

The left-handed batsman/wicket-keeper made his Somerset First XI debut in the Royal London One Day Cup and last winter James represented England with some success at the Under 19 World Cup in the West Indies.

Earlier this week, Rew made his maiden Second XI century against a Surrey attack that included Jamie Overton.

Phil Lewis, Director of Sport at King’s College said: “We’re very pleased for James and delighted that the relationship between King’s College and SCCC continues to be strong.

“James has worked incredibly hard and it’s nice to see that pay off. He’s a highly talented young man and extremely level-headed. He has the perfect amalgamation of the credentials that you would want to see in a top player.

He added: “The next few months will be incredibly important for James. His exams are coming up and he is a top A level student, which is indicative of his character. Andy and Rob Woodman and I will be working together to make sure he gives his exams as much attention as is required, as well as allowing him time to play cricket as much as possible.”

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