Honiton's Charl earns academy place

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 15 June 2010

P4386-23-08AW Charl Axsel, OSM Wicket keeper.jpg

P4386-23-08AW Charl Axsel, OSM Wicket keeper.jpg

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SIXTEEN year old Charl Axsel, who lives in Honiton, and plays cricket for Ottery St Mary CC 2nd XI and under-17s, has been selected for Somerset CCC Academy.

SIXTEEN year old Charl Axsel, who lives in Honiton, and plays cricket for Ottery St Mary CC 2nd XI and under-17s, has been selected for Somerset CCC Academy. Charl, a wicketkeeper, will study for A levels at Richard Huish School in conjunction with the Somerset School of Excellence and will have up to eight hours of cricket tuition built into his school timetable. He is one of just six selected from the initial 100 who had to supply cricketing cvs and testimonials to support their application. It is the first step on the ladder towards playing county cricket, which is Charl's ambition. Born in South Africa, where he first took up a bat at the Bobby Flack Cricket Academy in Port Elizabeth while watching his dad and two elder brothers, Charl has played cricket at Ottery since he was eight years old. His mum, Lee, said: "Charl lives for cricket."His brother Christian, now 20, just did it to get the Bobby Flack academy T shirt when he was younger, Cameron, 18, plays for fun and sister Tessa, 13, has just said 'enough is enough' after spending her Saturdays being dragged to Ottery CC to do teas!" With the Somerset Academy Charl will get to play matches against all the other Academy cricketers. Honiton's Charl Axsel, who has been selected for Somerset CCC Academy. Picture: Alex Walton. ref. 4386-23-08AW


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