Rainham’s Ronnie Jackson is having a hell of a summer with club, county and country!

PUBLISHED: 17:30 23 August 2017

Rainham's Ronnie Jackson in his England colours (pic: Tom Shaw/ECB).

Rainham's Ronnie Jackson in his England colours (pic: Tom Shaw/ECB).

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England international impressed in recent INAS Learning Disability Tri-Series and is on verge of glory with Essex

The good times keep on rolling for Essex youngster Ronnie Jackson, who is enjoying a sensational summer with club, county and country.

The 18-year-old was part of the England team that triumphed in the INAS Learning Disability Tri-Series, going unbeaten as they reigned supreme over Australia and South Africa in 40-over and T20 matches.

Jackson, who made his international debut in 2015 in England’s successful tour of Australia, has just helped local side Rainham win a second promotion in the Mid-Essex League.

A ten-wicket victory over Tillingham earlier this month securing the Spring Farm Park clubs place in the Premier Division for next year.

And finally, the teenager, who lives in Rainham, could become a national champion on September 10 when he represents Essex in the D40 League final against reigning champions Hampshire at Arundel Castle in West Sussex.

“I would say this summer is up there,” said the all-rounder. “It probably is my most successful summer because I’ve been playing pretty well all season with bat and ball.

“I played well in the Tri-Series and I’ve been playing well for my club, and Essex as well – it’s been great.

“I’ve got promoted with my club side and there are loads of other competitions, like T20s, that Rainham are playing in as well, so I’ve still got a quite a bit of cricket to play, even though it’s August.

“I’ve played for Essex since I was 10 and we’ve been getting better each year, and, for the first time ever, we’ve got to the final.

“I think all the counties want Essex to win because usually, Hampshire win it. We’ve got to be on it from ball one, basically.”

Jackson, who is autistic, starred with the bat as he made 110 in Essex’s 30-run victory over Shropshire in the semi-final at Kidderminster on August 6.

His super summer was thrust into overdrive by his exploits with England and he now has further success in his sights, even if readjusting to normal life proved somewhat tricky following July’s Tri-Series.

“Considering you’ve been in a hotel playing cricket for two weeks, it took a while to get back to reality but it’s a nice thing to remember,” said Jackson.

“I’ve been on tours before but I’d never been on one in England, where you know that you don’t live that far away, so it’s little bit weird.

“But it’s good because all the players are communicating and socialising even more with each other, even though we already know each other really well.

“It was really good. Except for one game, we pretty much beat everyone quite comfortably and the whole team played really well.”

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