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Guides: Young Sports Personality of the Year

Last Updated: Friday November 24 2006 18:49 GMT

Sam Northeast - Cricket

Sam Northeast
Sport: Cricket
Born: 16-10-89
Hometown: Walmer, Kent
Achievements: Played for England u17s and is one of 12 players on the National Skill Sets programme. Has played for Kent seconds and scored 94. Captained England u15s side.

How did you get started?

I started playing when I was seven. I joined Kent when I was nine and have never looked back - and I love it.

What's your training like?

I train twice a week in the winter and in the summer it's full on playing every day of the week.

We don't just train indoors in the winter. We get outside whenever the weather lets us.

I also play lots of other sports - rugby and racquet sports as they all help your speed and agility which are good for playing cricket.

What's your advice for youngsters?

For young cricketers, just enjoy playing the sport and the more you play it, the better you get and then it gets even more enjoyable.

What are your plans for the future?

Long term I want to play for England but now I'm concentrating on getting in the Kent first team and progress from there.

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