Kent Cricket Academy scholar Ollie Robinson is in Kent’s 17-man squad for the FGS Plant Tour to the West Indies.
The 18-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman will travel as cover for Kent gloveman Adam Rouse with Sam Billings in India on England duty.
Robinson scored 251 for Kent Under 17s against Sussex at Polo Farm last summer and has played six times for Kent’s second XI.
The right-hander, who plays club cricket with Alex Blake at Beckenham, is currently studying for his A-Levels and is looking forward to the trip.
The Beckenham batsman said: “I can’t wait. I’m absolutely delighted to be on the trip.
“Going from training with the Academy to the first team is a big step and will be a good challenge.
“I went away with the Academy to Dubai last year which was a great experience and I put a lot of my success down to that trip.
“The Academy has helped me develop a lot of life skills as well as my cricket and I hope to learn as much as I can from the coaches and players.”
Kent squad for West Indies Regional Super50 in Antigua: Adam Ball, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Hugh Bernard, Alex Blake, Matt Coles, Sean Dickson, Will Gidman, Calum Haggett, Matt Hunn, Sam Northeast (c), Imran Qayyum, Adam Riley, Ollie Robinson (wk), Adam Rouse (wk), Darren Stevens, Ivan Thomas, James Tredwell
Group A: Kent Spitfires, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, West Indies U19s, Windward Islands Volcanoes.
Group B: Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, CCC Marooners, Jamaica Scorpions, ICC Americas.
MATCH SCHEDULE (confirmed times GMT)
Wednesday, January 25: Hurricanes v Kent Spitfires – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (5.30pm)
Sunday, January 29: Red Force v Kent Spitfires – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (1pm)
Tuesday, January 31: Volcanoes v Kent Spitfires – CCG (5.30pm)
Thursday, February 2: West Indies Under-19s v Kent Spitfires – SVRCG (1pm)
Saturday, February 4: Hurricanes v Kent Spitfires – CCG (5.30pm)
Wednesday, February 8: Red Force v Kent Spitfires – SVRCG (1pm)
Friday, February 10: Volcanoes v Kent Spitfires – CCG (5.30pm)
Sunday, February 12: Kent Spitfires v West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (1pm)
Wednesday, February 15: Zone A winners vs Zone B runners-up – CCG (5.30pm)
Thursday, February 16: Zone B winners vs Zone A runners-up – CCG (5.30pm)
Saturday, February 18 – CCG (5.30pm)