Glossop’s strong junior section is now making an impression at county and district level across squads in 3 counties.
Having represented Derbyshire and High Peak earlier in their junior careers (both started at U9s) Will Coates and Dan Senior have recently turned out for Lancashire East in the Under 17s Lancashire regional competition alongside Jack Leyland who’s previously played with them for High Peak.
Having recovered from injury over the winter Cole Turner has now progressed to the under 17s squad at Derbyshire, whilst former county colleague Jak Megram is now in the Cheshire U16s squad.
Matt Sonczak and George Dyson are both regulars at Derbyshire U15s and Joe Brotherton is with the U14s.
At district level High Peak U15s Charlie Megram and Clem Smith will be looking for strong performances to push for full county places this summer and the U13s quartet of Joe and Aaron Crabtree, Will Howard and Joe Rawlinson should form the basis of a strong side for both High Peak and Glossop in the coming years if they continue to develop in the manner of their older team mates.
Just starting out in his cricket career and already working with the U9s county development squad, Lewis Snape has plenty of good examples to follow over the next 8 or 9 years of junior cricket.
Last but by no means least, 15 year old Alice Dyson has now been selected for the Derbyshire Academy and regularly turns out for Derbyshire Ladies First team.
Altogether 16 young players working hard to represent their club and counties and a testament to the hard work of both the players and the coaching team at Glossop, but this can only continue if the coaching team are able to continue to commit the amount of time and effort needed and more help is always welcomed. You can see from the examples above how rewarding it can be to see players develop and grow over the years.