Hampshire Cricket have awarded scholarships to two of their most promising teenagers.

Tom Scriven and Felix Organ - both 18 - have featured prominently for Hampshire Academy over the previous two seasons in the Southern Premier League.

Scriven has totalled 633 runs at an average of 45.21 and Organ 586 at an average of 39.07.

Organ, born in Australia but educated at Canford School in Dorset, made his Hampshire 1st XI debut in 2017, against Middlesex at Uxbridge. He scored 16 in his only innings.

Earlier this month both Scriven and Organ were included in an 18-man England Young Lions squad set to undertake a winter programme – which includes a Tri-Series in South Africa across the festive period – with a view to both being in contention for the U19 World Cup which takes place in New Zealand in January.

The pair will then return back to the UK in February to begin their final preparations for the 2017 season, with both players set to start the campaign as part of the Hampshire Second XI.

Organ scored 142 runs from seven innings in the 2nd XI Championship in 2017 - where Hampshire lost to Lancashire in the final - while Oxford-born Scriven totalled 101 from the same amount of innings.

Organ made his England under-19 debut in August of this year, playing all three games of an ODI series against India - top scoring with 61 in the second of them. Scriven has yet to make his England U19 debut.

Hampshire Director of Cricket, Giles White, said: “We’re pleased to award scholarships to both Tom and Felix, two exciting young prospects.

“”We’ve been impressed with the promise both of these players have shown during their time so far with the Academy and Second XI and I’m certain that this scholarship experience, alongside their time spent with the Young Lions this winter, will help further their development.”