Former RHS pupil Reece Topley will soon be travelling to India as the 26 year old cricketer has been selected for England's t20 Tour of India.
Reece, who spent 6 years at RHS (Drake and St Vincent) before becoming a professional cricketer, also travelled to South Africa with England before Christmas, but the England team came home once the tour was aborted in Cape Town following an outbreak of Covid-19.
The 6ft 8in left arm swing bowler has previously represented England in 11 ODIs and 6 t20s and will leave for Ahmedabad on 26th February. England will play five t20s against a strong India with both teams viewing these forthcoming fixtures as important in the lead up to the ICC t20 World Cup next winter in India.
Reece has previous experience of playing in India as he was a member of England's World Cup side who finished 'Runners Up' to the West Indies in 2016.
Reece said, "I am delighted to be a part of this fine England set up and right now, it must be one of the hardest teams to break into in world sport. I can't wait to arrive in India, feel the sun on my back and get down to serious bowling. It should be a terrific and competitive series against a phenomenal batting line up."
Reece played for Royal Hospital School 1st XI for four years and captained our fine 1st XI in his final year in 2011 where he also made his Essex CCC debut. Reece also captained a tremendous RHS U15 School tour of Sri Lanka, in 2009.
Good luck Reece and England.