CRICKET: Record breaking Louth juniors rewarded

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Louth Cricket Club recently held it’s junior presentation evening and the event was well attended by junior players and parents who enjoyed watching the players collect their awards.

It has been one of the most successful seasons for the club’s junior section. The under 15s side won their cup and finished second in their league and several of this team represented the senior sides this season too. William Allis, Richard Bell, Luke Freeman, Abbie Johnson, Luke Johnson, Jack Leeming, Ethan Payne all played on either a Saturday or Sunday during the course of the season.

The under 13s side won a league and cup double and were unbeaten throughout the course of the season, also the only team in their league to bowl every other team out.

There were some great performances along the way, including seven wickets in the cup final for 11-year-old Alex Bell.

The under 11s side also had a strong season but were unable to lift any silverware, finishing runners up in their league, only losing to champions Cleethorpes and reaching the semi-final of their cup.

The night marked the end of an era as under 11 coach Richard Osmond stepped down after an amazing 16 years coaching Louth’s juniors, many of whom now represent the 1st XI in the ECB Premier League.

It is without doubt that Louth Cricket Club would not be in such a strong position today had in not been for Richard’s efforts over the years.

The club wishes to thank team managers Richard Osmond, Adam Grist, Berkeley Johnson, Lee Freeman and Matt Leeming for all their efforts in 2014.

The individual award winners were:-

Under 15: batsman-Richard Bell, bowler-Daniel Holmes, fielder-William Allis, manager’s player-Alfred Vickers, players’ player-Richard Bell.

Under 13: batsman-Richard Bell, bowler-Harry King, fielder-Luke Johnson, manager’s player-Richard Bell, players’ player-Richard Bell, outstanding achievement award-Alex Bell

Under 11: batsman-Alex Bell, bowler-Eddie King, fielder-Fergus Ringland, manager’s player-Fergus Ringland, players’ player-John Burrell and Ben Grist (joint)