Junior Cricket Club Member Wins League Award
Jessica Webb, a member of Woodford’s Junior Cricket Club, has won this year’s John Gregory award from South Northants Junior Cricket League
The John Gregory Award goes to a player from a club in the South Northants Junior Cricket League who the league committee consider has helped promote cricket at their club.
Jessica was nominated by the Woodford club and won the award as she demonstrated her willingness to help with the setting up and packing away of equipment and always attending training sessions and matches. Jessica was up against 3 other highly recommended nominations but won the award as she went that bit further as she took on and mentored a younger girl throughout last season, showing her techniques for batting, bowling and fielding correctly (with no need for advice from coaches) and always encouraging her during practice and at matches.
Jessica received the John Gregory shield (John Gregory was a founder of the league), a shield to keep and £50 of sports vouchers.
The club hopes this will encourage more youngsters to take up the game especially as they have recently acquired an artificial wicket and bowling machine to help develop skills. Who knows, maybe we have a future England star whether male or female?