County call for area’s top cricket prospects

Scarborough CC v Yorks Academy.'Jack Holt bowls to James McNichol.'111661b. Pic Kevin Allen. '23/04/11.
Scarborough CC v Yorks Academy.'Jack Holt bowls to James McNichol.'111661b. Pic Kevin Allen. '23/04/11.
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THE areas top cricketing youngsters have been rewarded by the Yorkshire Cricket Board (YCB), with call-ups to the Pathways Scheme for 2012.

The scheme is split into three sections - gold, silver and bronze, with Scarborough Cricket Club’s young seamer Jack Holt the areas solitary representative at gold level.

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The gold level is, as described by the YCB, the level directly beneath earning a full contract with the county.

Over the past five years all students who have received a full scholarship contract or have been taken onto the county’s academy have come from the gold level of Pathways.

The gold level of the scheme operates under the stewardship of David Robertshaw at Headingley.

The silver level of the scheme is split into two sections, and Scarborough’s Jonathan Read makes it onto silver level two.

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Silver level two students are generally younger than those at silver level one, with Jim Leathley taking the coaching sessions, again at Headingley.

A host of local cricketing prospects have been awarded places on the bronze level of Pathways.

Flixton CC youngsters Harry Walmsley and Will Hutchinson, Harrison Wood of Seamer CC, Scarborough CC duo James Pick and David Snowball and Alec Drury from Driffield CC all make it onto the list of players who will fall under the watchful eye of Alec Backhouse, with sessions taking place at St Olaves School, part of St Peter’s School in York.