Will signs off with Coaches’ Award

Will Wright.
Will Wright.

Youngster Will Wright finished the season by receiving a trophy at his Lincolnshire Cricket Board team’s end of season Awards Night.

The under 17 player was presented with the coveted Coaches’ Award from senior coach Pete Morgan, handed over for his outstanding catching behind the stumps and his good contribution in batting during the season.

“I am so pleased to receive this award as keepers often go unnoticed unless they make a mistake,” Will said.

“I would like to thank the Lincolnshire coaches for having belief in me over the years and for the opportunities they have given to our team.”

Will ended his final match for the under 17s by opening and carrying his bat with an unbeaten 54 off 46 balls in a 50-over victory against Warwickshire at Bourne Cricket Ground.

In the same week he had top scored for Woodhall Spa’s under 19s in a T20 match against Spalding.

This year he toured with the Lincs team in Dubai and Sri Lanka and also competed in matches against Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland and Leicestershire, scoring 240 runs at and average of 27, adding 14 catches and a stumping .

Will is only one of three players to have represented Lincolnshire from under 12 level.