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St. Mary's Student is Lancashire Cricket's Young Player of the Year
A St Mary’s College student has been named as Lancashire’s top young cricketer.
16-year-old right arm pace bowler Gavin Griffiths has received the Cedric Rhoades Junior Player of the Season Award from the Lancashire Cricket Board.
Gavin received the honour - which covers a wide age range from under 11 to under 19 - at a presentation evening at the county’s Old Trafford HQ attended by 450 players and parents.
Lancashire chiefs say that Gavin performed outstandingly well for the county throughout the 2010 season, achieving his best bowling figures - 4-37 - against Nottinghamshire.
They add that he has the determination and desire to compete at the highest level, which was rewarded when he played for Lancashire Colts where he bowled with maturity beyond his years.
Since then he has been selected for the under 17 England Development Programme, which is designed to discover and nurture young players who could play at national level.
As well as playing for St Mary’s and Lancashire, Gavin has also represented the North of England and plays club cricket at Ormskirk. A talented all-rounder, he also plays rugby for the college and the county.
Commenting on the award St Mary’s Principal, Mike Kennedy, said: “This is a terrific achievement by Gavin which recognises both his talent and his commitment to the sport over many years.
“At a time when there is a lot of interest in another St Mary’s sporting hero - Fran Halsall, the Commonwealth Games gold medal swimmer - it’s fantastic to think that we have another student who could go on to compete at the very highest level.”
St Mary's Principal Mike Kennedy with Lancashire Junior Player of the Season Gavin Griffiths who is holding his North of England cap. Now he's also part of the national set-up.