Kent's Callum Haggett follows Simon Jones and Craig Kieswetter out of the Millfield School ranks
MILLFIELD SCHOOL has produced some of the country's most talented cricketers.
Ashes winner Simon Jones, England wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter and West Indies opener Kieran Powell all learnt their trade there.
Former Surrey skipper Rory Hamilton-Brown, exciting batsman James Hildreth and the late Tom Maynard were also pupils at the Somerset school.
If Kent's newest – and only – signing, Callum Haggett is anything like any of those, the county have unearthed a gem.
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The 22-year-old former England U19s all-rounder played second-team cricket for Kent last season and impressed enough to be handed a permanent deal at the St Lawrence Ground.
His hopes for the season are simple.
"My target is to play as much first-team cricket as possible. I want to put in performances as good as I can and hopefully cement a place in the team," Haggett said.
"I'm the only signing but it hasn't felt like there's any pressure on me. Everyone made me feel so welcome – it hasn't come into my thoughts.
"I met a few of the guys last year and it made it that much easier.
"I'm definitely looking forward to it – I can't wait for the season to get started."
Haggett has played three twenty20 matches for Somerset and describes himself as "a bowler who can bat".
He added: "Hopefully I'll be exciting to watch.
"I don't want to pidgeon-hole myself. I want to do as well as I can in both forms of the games.
"Whatever game it is I'll try to give 100 per cent."