Gloucestershire CCC become cricket club ambassador for Elite Talent ID

Elite Talent ID are proud to announce Gloucestershire CCC as their Ambassador Cricket Club.

Gloucestershire Cricket will use cutting-edge technology to track the performances of their young players after joining forces with Elite Talent ID (ETID).

The club – who are based at the Brightside Ground, Bristol – will adopt ETID’s performance-tracking database, for use in its Academy programme and junior age group teams.

The industry-first, customisable software allows Gloucestershire’s coaches to accurately track and record players’ performance through stats and video footage, to provide an unrivalled level of analysis.

Gloucestershire’s scouting platform has been developed by ETID director Ross Hamilton, in collaboration with Gloucestershire’s assistant Academy and 2nd XI coach Steve Cashmore, to meet the Academy’s specific requirements.

Gloucestershire Second XI coach and Academy Director Owen Dawkins said: “Linking with Elite Talent ID is an exciting opportunity to help us develop the next generation.

“The scouting platform created enables all our County and District coaches the ability to feed in information and video footage of their players into a central pool which will help us to monitor their development.”

Gloucestershire Cricket has a proven record of developing its young players, with around half of Gloucestershire’s current first team squad having come through its Academy. Royal London One-Day cup winners Craig Miles, Jack Taylor, David Payne and Chris Dent are just some of the players to graduate from the Academy in recent years.

And Owen said the partnership with ETID would help the club strengthen its ability to identify, recruit and develop talented young cricketers for Gloucestershire and England.

He added: “We are always aiming to increase learning and knowledge in cricket and I feel Elite Talent ID is going to help us take that next step forwards in helping Gloucestershire’s young cricketers.

“Steve Cashmore and Ross Hamilton have spent almost a year getting this up and running. They deserve huge credit for the work they’ve done and I look forward to seeing it continue to develop.”

On appointing Gloucestershire Cricket as Elite Talent ID’s Ambassador Cricket Club, ETID director Ross Hamilton said:

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Gloucestershire. They have an outstanding Academy programme and we are very proud to offer a system that will continue to develop it into one of the best in the world.

“Gloucestershire were looking for a system to match their needs in a field where until now nothing existed and so we are very excited that, as our new Cricket Ambassadors, they can show what ETID can do for their club.

“It is great to see Gloucestershire at the forefront of adopting ETID as a technological solution and we are eager to see the success it brings them as a club.”

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