Representative Honours for Cricketers

Following recent County trials, a group of 13 pupils have been selected to play cricket at District and County levels.

Year 11 pupil, Dewi Jones, alongside Lower Sixth Form students, Ben Spaven and Matthew Macintosh have been selected to play in the Under 17 team, with Dewi also playing for the North Wales squad. Fellow Middle School pupil, Will Doerr and Mathew Kinney have been selected to play for Shropshires Under 15 team. 

Lower School representation  at North Shropshire District level includes Year 8 Sebastian McCarthy and Harry Williamson, whilst Year 7 pupil George Newton, has been selected for the Under 12 Cheshire County team.

Year 6 boys, Ben Beaver and Luke Parker have been selected to take part in the Under 11 North Shropshire District Winter Programme. Whilst the boys are preparing for the County trials in May, 3 year 6 girls have been selected to play for the Under 11 Shropshire Girls Team. They are Mia Foster and twins  Caro and Lottie Hulme.

Alongside visiting children at the Schools recent Academy Day, all the District and County players had the opportunity to meet former Shropshire Junior Cricketer and current Derbyshire County and England Under 19 player, Dan Redfern.  The group learnt about his experiences as a young talented cricketer and his journey to becoming a 1st class cricketer.

Rod Jones, Cricket Academy Director, commented, At Ellesmere College, we are proud to boast a number of talented cricketers and dedicated cricket coaches. We work alongside the County coaches to ensure that each young player reaches their full potential.  

Photograph: L-R Matt Kinney (Shropshire County U15),Ben Spaven (Shropshire County U17), Luke Parker (District U11), George Newton (Cheshire County U12),Ben Beaver (District U11), Caro & Lottie Hulme and Mia Foster (Shropshire County U11), Dewi Jones (National Wales U17 & Shropshire County U17), Harry Williamson (District U13), Seb McCarthy (District U13), Will Doerr (Shropshire County U15), Matt Macintosh (Shropshire County U17)

4th February 2011  Back to News