Bronze award boost for Alex, 13

One of Earls Colne Cricket Club’s young stars is the first in the club to pick up a £200 award to benefit other young players.

Alex Morrison, 13, has been awarded the Jack Petchey bronze achievement award.

The Halstead Ramsey College pupil will now have a say on how the money is spent to benefit all of the club’s colts players with new equipment or a day out at a major cricketing event.

Coach Harry Callaghan said: “Alex has shown great promise in colts games and has always positively encouraged others on the field, and has recently been to district trials.”

The club has an extensive winter coaching programme for boys and girls from the age of seven.

Indoor nets for adults and young players are to be held at Holmwood House School in March and April.

For further information, including about the casuals who play friendlies, contact secretary John Perfect on 07803 964913 or email earls