A new gloveman will be behind the stumps at first team level after talented youngster Nathan Walker agreed to switch clubs from Friarmere. Welcome to the club Nathan!
17 year old Walker, who played much of his junior cricket with us, is a product of Myerscough Cricket College at Old Trafford. At Myerscough in 2021, he claimed 11 victims in ten matches with five of them stumpings. Nathan’s also a useful upper order addition with the bat with the talented youngster top scoring with 88no during a win over Manchester Grammar School where he opened the batting.
With Friarmere, he became a Tanner Cup winner in 2019 and scored his first ever senior fifty last season where he enjoyed a good season with the bat scoring 300 runs in the GMCL. Behind the stumps he took 25 victims and is a highly rated prospect. A warm welcome to the club Nathan!
Nathan’s arrival coincides with the departure of popular wicketkeeper Will Mott who has left to join Shepley, our first opponents of the new season. ‘Motty’, unfortunately will miss this match which unfortunately clashes with his wedding day.
We couldn’t have wished for a more dedicated and passionate player when we signed ‘Motty’ in 2020 who was unlucky to arrive at the same time as the pandemic hit us all which meant cricket was limited that season. However, Motty became a key part to the first team who stayed up in the Premiership last season, where he was often pushed up to open the batting as a ‘pinch hitter’ to varying success. Motty also scored his maiden first team half-century in a home defeat to Honley (pictured above).
We wish all the best to Will who shall always receive a warm welcome back at the club.