Abell, who made 95 on his first-class debut for Somerset last August, presented the traditional baggy blue caps to cricketers making their first-team debut against Bristol Grammar School (see photograph below).
Congratulations to Laurie Thomas, James Spackman, Ed Eminson, Seb Horler, Rory Kyle and Jake Harnett.
Meanwhile the school had another famous visitor last week to mark the start of the new season.
First XI captain Henry Gater welcomed Somerset skipper Marcus Trescothick (left) to the school’s opening game, a friendly match against Taunton Cricket Club.
Trescothick has recently been appointed as the school’s cricket development coach.