During the day, the winners and their parents were shown around the factory and the whole bat making process - from the willow tree trunk to sticking on the labels before dispatch – many of the group even had a go at hand finishing the bats, so who knows, Ben Stokes might be playing with one of those bats, in the upcoming Cricket World Cup, this Summer!!
To round off the Tour , Steven Mullaney , Nottinghamshire CCC Captain, gave an highly entertaining Q&A session for all those in attendance.
Many thanks to all the staff at GM for making this happen and many congratulations to all the winners.
Charlie Parkinson from the Lancaster and Morecambe District Cricket scored his first ever ton.
Noah Kelly scored 128no for Yorkshire U12 v Wales U12 128 off 134 balls.
In only his 3rd senior game Tom Stewart, aged 12, took 5-51 off 12 overs bowling off spin.
Ben Radcliffe from Melbourne Town CC opened the bowling for the third team taking 1-17 off his 6 overs as Melbourne bowled the opposition out for 125.In reply his team slipped from 39-0 to 40-3 then Ben came into bat and hit 53 off just 42 balls with 9 fours and two sixes, actually winning the match and claiming his first ever league fifty with his second 6.To cap it off his dad Marcus was 8 not out at the other end.This was only Ben’s second senior game!
14 year old Macey Andrews bowler 11-3-5-30 in her spell for the men’s Spalding 3rd XI v Sleaford 3rds. Tom Axcell from Penkridge CC hit a maiden hundred – 125* off 109 balls (inc 22x4s) for the 3rds
Joe Thorne, from Newcastle, took all Ten wickets in a youth match.
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