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Fifth Former George Hargrave (Rb) wins national cricket award

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Many congratulations to Fifth Former George Hargrave (Rb), who has been presented with The Cricket Society's A.A. Thomson Award.  This is one of two annual national awards given by The Cricket Society to junior cricketers in recognition of their performances during the season. Previous winners include Old Salopian James Taylor in 2005 (James will be playing for England later this month in their ODI series against Sri Lanka) and former England player Graham Thorpe in 1987. 

In July, George was selected for the Midlands squad to play in the prestigious U15s Bunbury Cricket Festival, where he was named Fielder of the Tournament. His spectacular batting performance caught the eye of one of the BBC Radio Test Match Special commentators, Charlie Dagnall, who singled him out for particular mention during his radio commentary on one of the England Test Matches. (See the report: George Hargrave featured on Test Match Special)

George has also been a star player for the Warwickshire U15s and for our own U15A XI, who this summer reached the Finals of the National ESCA/ECB U15 T20 competition for the fourth consecutive year.

George was presented with his award at The Cricket Society Awards Dinner at the Royal Overseas League in London on Friday 7th November. He was also asked to say a few words to the audience, who numbered some 200. He spoke well and confidently. He was delighted to be seated next to Kent batsman and wicketkeeper Sam Billings, who won the Most Promising Young Cricketer of the Year Award.

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