September 11, 2023
The Durham Academy player Sebastian Hughes-Piñán has been drafted into the Spanish sqaud for the forthcoming T10 series against Portugal and Romania.
The Spanish youngster will replace Muhammad Yasin who got injured in the recent Noreste Regional League Finals in Montjuic. Sebastian plays his league cricket with Chester-le-Street in the North East Premier League and was part of the 2022 Durham Academy intake.
A slow left arm bowler and a middle order batsman, he played for the Durham second XI against Lancashire and Derbyshire this summer. He will fly to Barcelona on Friday 24th November to meet up with his new team mates. Spain play four games on Saturday 25th with two matches against Portugal and Romania. The following day they play twice, (once each against the Portuguese and Romanians) in what is a triple round robin event.
On confirmation on Sebastian’s inclusion, the National team coach Corey Rutgers said, “Excited to see young Sebastian Hughes Piñán in España colours. He his someone we have had our eye on for over a year now. He is a very talented youngster with a bright future. Thank you to his father Quentin for helping to facilitate this. I am sure he will fit into our growing Spanish familia very well”