Year 6 pupil Josh Patel has been selected to represent the Cheshire Youth Cricket U11 County side for the 2016 season after strong performances in training and for the school team.
Josh, who classes himself as an all-rounder, is part of the squad that will compete in games against Wales, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire as well as at the Taunton Festival.
The Warren House pupil, whose favourite subjects are Science, Maths and Games, is the captain of the school team and he can’t wait for the county season to get started: “I am really happy to be picked to represent my county – it will be great for my development. The selection process was fun and I know most of the Cheshire squad from playing against them for the school.”
The cricketer’s father, Mr Ravi Patel, is delighted with his son’s selection: “Josh started his cricket journey at the age of seven with a rejection to join from a local club and then he missed out at the Cheshire trial last season. However, his determination to overcome rejection and learn is what has made me most proud and I can’t wait to see him play in the Cheshire kit.”
Josh’s selection comes after he was part of the school team that became the inaugural champions of the sixes Shield in May.