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Johnners Scholarships and Awards 2019

The BJMT Awards Panel met on 17 April 2019 at the Lord’s Taverners offices in London to make the annual Brian Johnston Scholarship Awards. A total of more than £45,000 was given in scholarships, grants and awards to help promising young cricketers to fulfil their sporting potential. We are very grateful for the generosity and support of all our Johnners Club members, who have enabled us to make these awards.

(1) ECB Recommended Scholars.

On the recommendation of the ECB Performance Department, Brian Johnston Cricket Scholarships totalling £25,000 were awarded to the following young cricketers to assist them with travelling expenses so that they can attend their coaching and training sessions:


  • Mohammed Haris
  • Haidar Haroon
  • Mohammed Malik
  • Ismeel Naeem
  • Dilan Sheemar


  • Cara Duggan
  • Hashan Ramandapulle


  • Mo Rizvi


  • Solly Hicks
  • Keesan Stewart


  • Yasmin Shaw


  • Stanley McAlindon
  • Alfie Taylor-Clarke


  • Tomos Jones


  • Soloman Dark
  • Hamdi Saleem
  • Taylor Ireland


  • George Metzger

Isle of Wight

  • Ben Atwill
  • Aron Pollard
  • Oscar Vandercastille


  • Chelsey Rowson


  • Raheem Ahmed
  • Rehan Ahmed
  • Jabari Darrell
  • Prablad Odedra


  • James Cronie
  • Connor Haddow
  • Freddie Heldreich


  • Jack Harding
  • Max Horton
  • Max Toohey


  • Shoaib Bashir

Cricket Wales

  • Sophie Thomas


  • Roshan Balaji
  • Alfie Blundell
  • Awais Mohammed


  • Reeve Evitts
  • Ollie Halion
  • Seb Smith
  • Ollie Walker


(2) Blind Cricket.

The Brian Johnston Memorial Trust is proud to continue its support of cricket for the visually impaired and a grant of £9,110 was awarded to Blind Cricket England and Wales towards the cost of funding their ninth annual development weekend at the University of Leicester in September 2019, designed to introduce players and teams from around the country to blind cricket.

An additional grant of £8,050 was awarded to fund the UK Women and Girls VI Programme that offers blind and visually impaired school girls throughout the country the opportunity to learn about the game and participate in out-of-school cricket sessions in Berkshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire, and in their new group in the West Country.

The BJMT also agreed to grant £4,000 towards funding the BCEW BJMT International Ball Challenge Cup involving about 50 players and taking place in June 2019 at Loughborough University.