Lancs Success at County Age Group Boys
Lancashire age group cricket is currently celebrating the achievement of 4 County teams, the Under 10s, Under 12s, Under 13s main team and Under 13s development team.
The Under 10s, coached by Stephen Critchley and Rob Tipping and in only their second year, won the tournament by the narrowest of margins from Surrey, after previously beating Devon and Buckinghamshire.
The Under 12s coached by Shaun Anders and Sam Holt and with input from Dave Britton, had an excellent week, beginning with a winning draw against Devon and wins against Surrey and Gloucestershire either side of a loss to St Stithians (South Africa). A comprehensive final day win against Hampshire left the Lancashire lads needing Surrey to beat the South Africans which they duly did in nail-biting fashion and the Shield was on its way to Emirates Old Trafford by just one point.
John Williams, Manager of both the U10s and U12s, said: “I could not be prouder of both teams and the coaches. The players have all worked hard and both teams have improved throughout the season. The U10s showed tremendous character to deserve their success, particularly on the last frantic day against Surrey, whilst the U12s have simply proved what we have thought all along, they are a very good team.”
Additionally we would like to congratulate the U13s main and development teams for winning their respective Festivals at Taunton and Ardingly College. Well done to all involved with those two squads.
Stephen Titchard, LCB Performance Manager, added: “These achievements by our younger age group teams continue to support our philosophy of developing players in a winning environment. The coaches and managers work hard to allow the boys to develop and hopefully reach their full potential. Hopefully this is the start of more achievements in the future with Lancashire.”
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