FOUR Herefordshire boys have started their winter programme under the watchful eye of a senior Glamorgan coach.

A group of leading seam bowlers from Monmouth School for Boys have been put through their paces by David Harrison, Glamorgan’s assistant coach and head analyst.

Freddy Harding and Joe Jenkins, who are both 14 and play their club cricket at Wormelow, Brockhampton’s Will Morris, 13, and Ross-on-Wye’s Harry Friend, 15, were all involved.

Harrison carried out a detailed video analysis of the young bowlers during his visit to Monmouth and then provided valuable feedback.

“If I can help the boys improve their bowling by 10 to 15 per cent that should serve them well heading into next summer,” said Harrison.

Former Glamorgan wicketkeeper Mark Wallace; Steve James, the former England and Glamorgan opening batsman; and left-arm spinner Dean Cosker will also be coaching the school’s players after half-term.

Hereford-born Friend has just been selected for Glamorgan’s academy programme after hitting more than 2,000 runs in 2018.

Monmouth School for Boys formed an exciting partnership with Glamorgan earlier this year, which was launched with a flagship match against a Wales youth team at Sophia Gardens.